On Sunday the Atlanta Braves possibly at long last have gotten themselves out of the long slump that has seen them nearly lose all hold on first place in their division. They have had good pitching and have had decent timely hitting here and there but they had not until Sunday come back to win when trailing late. That they did so against one of the best closers in the game is awesome but the way they won is what lets you know this could be their jumping off place for the slump.
First of all they didn’t cruise and squander the lead. They had things go wrong all day from the strikeout that turned into runs for the St. Louis Cardinals and so on. Whenever a team is in a long slump like the Braves have been in, it has stages. At first the team just stinks. Following that stage they have the appearances of coming out of it every third or fourth game. The stage after that includes the team looking like they should win games but not quite getting it done.
From that point the slumping team only needs to seemingly wait for a big break. When the Braves walked their way to a ninth inning tie and climbed into the lead on a wild pitch that somehow got by one of the best catchers in the game, lady luck finally bounced their way. Going back home, things do not get easy for the Braves but watch and see if they don’t look like a much better team after this great comeback win on Sunday.