Recently the Braves have been having difficulty winning against their below-.500 opponents.
This has mainly been occurring within their own division, which is a problem, because the Nationals, Marlins, and Mets are three of the teams the Braves play the most frequently.
Against the Washington Nationals, the Braves are 6-6, which is very disappointing, considering the contrast of the two teams' records.
The Braves are 9-3 against the Florida Marlins, which is not at all bad, though taking into consideration the 57-67 record of the Marlins, it could be better.
Against the New York Mets, the Braves are 6-6, which is much worse than expected.
18 of the Braves' final 40 games are against these three teams, which is concerning.
If they do not begin to play more impressively against below-.500 teams, they may have trouble even making the playoffs.