Why Braves' upcoming road trip not most important

The Midday Show w/ Andy & Randy
July 26, 2019 - 1:10 pm

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The Atlanta Braves begin an important six-day road trip that starts in Philadelphia tonight. They currently hold a 5 1/2 game lead over the Phillies in the NL East.

Following that three game series, the Braves will travel to D.C. to face a Nationals team that has closed the gap and trails Atlanta by only 4 1/2 games.

"I do firmly believe that these next six games are the most important six games of the year so far," Andy Bunker said. "But they're not going to be the most important six games of the season." 

"Because you've got a 14-game stretch in September, between September 5 and September 19, where you play the Phillies for four, the Nationals for four, the Phillies for three and the Nationals for three. That's crazy."

That stretch nearing the end of the season could determine which team in the division moves on to the post season. So, these next six games aren't the end of the world for the Braves.

"It's not the end of the world but you don't want to face the possibility that this time next week you could be in second or third place in the NL East," Randy McMichael said.