It was only a matter of time before the Atlanta Braves got going and proved what they were capable of.
They were off to an abysmal start this season and found themselves at 23-27 after 50 games.
But things can change rather quickly in baseball, and such has been the case for the defending World Series champions, who have now won 13 consecutive games and have inched ever so closer to the New York Mets in the NL East division.
The Braves now find themselves in playoff position and ready to do some damage.
MLB on FOX tweeted about what the Braves have accomplished, while mentioning that the team has made a little bit of history in the process.
NUMBER 1⃣3⃣ FOR THE BRAVES!
Their win streak becomes the longest of any defending champion in the Expansion Era (since 1961) 🔥 pic.twitter.com/taG9CsYvfM
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 15, 2022
Braves Stay Hot
13 wins in a row is impressive enough as it is.
The Braves are giving us all shade of what the St. Louis Cardinals did last September, winning 17 games in a row to pull themselves from hovering around .500 to clinching a playoff berth.
But 13 is the most any defending champion has ever won since the expansion era began in 1961.
The Braves wowed everybody in the sports world last October with their stunning run to their first World Series title since 1995.
They rallied from a few games behind the Mets in the East, won the division, and dominated all of their opponents in the postseason.
But now, they’re picking up right where they left off last October.
One may almost think that no time has passed since then.
But these Braves are a serious threat to repeat as World Series champions, even after letting Freddie Freeman walk.
This team is dangerous and is prepared to follow up their success from a year ago with more wins and memorable moments.