No matter what happens over the next two months, this is one of my all time favorite Braves teams. If you blink, you will totally miss something. If you give this team a chance to do something, they usually make you pay. Monday’s game over the Marlins was no exception.

The Braves had five runs on five hits, all coming in the fourth inning. El Oso Blanco (2), Regression and Elliot Johnson all drove in runs.  If the playoffs started today, I think Johnson should be the starting second baseman.

Kris Medlen went six and a third walking two and striking out six. The Kraken was released in the ninth and lowered his ERA to 0.92.

Good news all around as the magic number is eight and Jason Heyward will take BP on Friday.  It looks like the earliest the Braves could clinch would be Friday as well.