They have done what contending teams should do—beat up on lesser teams.
The Braves beat up Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay to take the first series against the Philadelphia Phillies, and their superior talent arose in the following series with the Cubs and Marlins.
Not everyone on the roster is off to a scorching start, but certain players have made their presence known.
And that's the beauty of this lineup. Rarely will a team have the entire lineup hot at one time, but the Braves lineup is deep enough that it can survive when players go into a slump. In this case, winning eight of nine with Jason Heyward and B.J. Upton yet to find their rhythm.
With that said, here's a look at some of the players who have helped the Braves get off to a hot start.