The Braves are close to clinching a Wild Card spot. Despite being swept for the time all season by the Phillies, then again by the Cardinals, Atlanta can clinch a playoff spot if they hit their magic number of 11.
Any combination of Braves wins and Cardinal losses that make that total will put Atlanta in the playoffs. Then anything can happen. The trick is getting that total without the services of Hanson and Jurjens. Both are out now, Hanson may be back for the playoffs.
I like they way Freddi Gonzalez has moved Chipper to the two spot in the line up. His power is down, but the old boy can still slap singles around and move Bourn over.
Prado and McCann have been struggling at the plate, but those two will break through. Check out the Wild Card Standings here: MLB Wildcard Standings
The Remaining schedule is here: Remaining Schedule