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Luckily for the Braves, their competition will not be tough in the remaining six games of the season.
After three games in Washington against the Nationals, the Braves will close out the season at home versus the Phillies.
Even though the Nationals are playing well at the moment, they are still one of the worst offensive teams in baseball with below-average pitching.
The Braves' above-average pitching staff should be able to hold back the Nationals, and the Braves should manage to take at least two games from this series.
Against their other opponent, the Phillies, the Braves are 6-9 this season, and have struggled against them earlier this season.
However, this approaching series should be a completely different story.
First of all, ever since the Phillies clinched the division, they have been slumping, and are 1-7 in that time.
Also, the Phillies will want to rest their starters, partly because it will be the final series before the playoffs, but also because they would surely prefer to play the inexperienced Diamondbacks in the playoffs than the streaking Cardinals.