• Atlanta Braves win streak hits 13 and Twitter loves it

    By: Bryan Leavoy


    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:


    Others responded:


    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.

    Get game updates from Channel 2 sports director Zach Klein on Twitter and on Channel 2 Action News at 6 and 11 or LIKE WSB-TV on Facebook.


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