Updated 11:00 pm, 8/10/13:
Braves winning streak comes to an end, losing to the Marlins 1-0. It was fun while it lasted and we got to see the Chipper Jones retirement ceremony again in the rain delay.
By Austin Paul
With last night’s 5-0 win over the Marlins, the Braves have extended their winning streak to 14. They are now just one win shy of tying the 2000 team for the longest winning streak since the franchise’s relocation in 1966.
Adam Chandler at the Wall Street Journal isn’t attributing the streak to “strong pitching and clutch hitting.” He claims it’s because of a new addition to Turner Field: Waffle House. He notes that the Braves haven’t lost a game since Waffle House opened their first concession stand at Turner Field on July 26.
No matter the reason for the recent success of the Braves, Atlanta sports fans know that local teams tend to under perform when it matters in the post-season. Here’s hoping that Waffle House will bring about an end to that curse.
The Braves currently have a record of 71-45 and they are leading the NL East by 15 1/2 games. Their next game is Saturday night against the Marlins.