by: Bryan Leavoy Updated:ATLANTA —
School is back and it hardly seems like we had a summer, but that doesn't matter for Atlanta Braves fans who are now focused on October.
The Braves swept the Nationals in Washington on Wednesday with a 6-3 win and they now have a 15½-game lead in the NL East.
The Braves return to Atlanta on their longest winning streak since 2000 when they won 15 straight.
The team gets a day off before they begin a nine game homestand. Oh yeah, they're 38-15 at Turner Field, the best home record in baseball.
Fans may have noticed the Braves have been nearly as successful on social media. The last 13 games have been a Twitter victory unless you are 1) Frank Wren 2) @Braves social media guy or 3) National's outfielder Bryce Harper.
Some fans are giving a new Waffle House restaurant at Turner Field all the credit.
The Braves kept it simple last night:
ESPN still insists on referring to Atlanta as HOT-Lanta
only slightly better than this:
The Braves play Miami on Friday night at 7:30 pm.