Sluggish starts have become the norm for the Bravos but a winning April is key in 2012.
The Braves play the Mets in six of their first 12 games. In between they face Houston and a Brewers team likely without Fielder and Braun. They end the month with four at home against the Pirates.
May will be significantly tougher, with 12 games against the Reds and Cards, their first series against the Phils and a road trip to Tampa.