Life is good in Braves Country right now.
Behind six hitless innings from Julio Teheran on Sunday, the Braves won 4-1, improving their record to 42-29 and extending their lead in the NL East to 3.5 games.
The Atlanta Braves' 3.24 starting rotation ERA is the third-best in the entire MLB and thanks to a 5-1 homestand, the Braves jump to six in ESPN's week 11 power rankings.https://t.co/bfjD7H8oZv— 680 The Fan & 93.7FM (@680TheFan) June 18, 2018
It may only be mid-June, but their sustained success has fans and sports writers wondering what could be of this season:
This burgeoning rotation could carry the Braves into October https://t.co/U3UXIuuKYz— Mark Bradley (@MarkBradleyAJC) June 18, 2018
Imagine three months ago if I told you the Braves would be 3.5 games up in the NL East on June 18 and Freeman, Ozzie, Markakis, Folty and Newcomb were all likely going to the ASG— Scott Coleman (@scottcoleman55) June 18, 2018
That boost has also helped the Braves in all-star voting: