Atlanta Braves win streak hits 13 and Twitter loves it

by: Bryan Leavoy Updated:

Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward (22) celebrates 6-3 win over the with Freddie Freeman (5) in a baseball game, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Washington. The Braves won 6-3. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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.

http://twitter.com/RadiNabulsi/status/365304366468579329

The Braves kept it simple last night:

http://twitter.com/Braves/status/365305702077575169

Others responded:

http://twitter.com/fauxfrankwren/status/365305807790800896

ESPN still insists on referring to Atlanta as HOT-Lanta

http://twitter.com/espn/status/365303728233914368

only slightly better than this:

http://twitter.com/espn/status/364763940460298242

The Braves play Miami on Friday night at 7:30 pm.

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http://twitter.com/ZachKleinWSB/status/365298273499615232


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