Longtime Office reader NahaGomez points out that last night’s loss dropped the franchise’s record under .500 for the first time since 2011.
The Braves had been under .500 for three quarters of a century before that. It may be awhile before they’re in the black again.
Lose today and the Braves will have twice as many defeats as wins. They’re starting to put some distance between the other dregs of baseball, with five more losses than the Twins (their next opponent) and six more than than the Reds and Rays.
They are two games behind the ’88 Braves, who were 35-63 after 98 games. That team proceeded to lose 8 in a row.