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The Series Cynic: Braves hit the 50-win mark

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1. What's the rush to 50 W's?
2. Eric Hinske
3. Matt Diaz

—The Braves took two out of three from the three-time defending N.L. East Champion Philadelphia Phillies and, in the process, gave themselves a Chino Cadahia F.U.P.A.-sized cushion of three games over the New York Mets.

This is the fastest that Atlanta has reached the 50-win plateau since 2003—finishing with a record of 101-61 en route to the franchise's 12th consecutive Division Title.

That may be fine and dandy, but what's the rush?

In 2003, the Braves ended up losing in the first round of the playoffs to the Chicago Cubs despite their 56-31 record on July 7 of that year.

Pump the brakes, Bravos...these wins will mean more in October.



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