After winning 5-3 against Tampa Bay on Friday, the Braves completed their 40th game of the season, which puts them a quarter of the way through. They are sitting at 25-15, good enough to be in first place in the National League East by themselves.
The pitching staff was expected to be one of the best in baseball because of both the rotation and the bullpen, though the pitching staff has been a little disappointing so far. The rotation has seen two starters (including an All-Star) implode, while two of the three guys at the back end of the bullpen haven't pitched as well as they did in 2011.
This article takes a look at the 13 pitchers that have pitched for the Braves in the first quarter of the season and grades them all based on their contributions.