The Series Cynic: Braves end first half with a dud; 2010 Cynic All-Stars announced


The Atlanta Braves (52-36) head into the All-Star break sitting in first place in the N.L. Eastern Division and winners of four consecutive inter-divisional series.

But their Sunday afternoon performance against the second-place Mets in Flushing, N.Y., was—rather ironically—a stinker.

Cue the proverbial disappointing horn sound:

In what has been a miraculously entertaining and remarkably promising first 88 games for the Bravos, Sunday's outing was just plain deflating as the Mets were able to avoid the series sweep and remain only four games back of Atlanta with a 3-0 victory.

Heading into All-Star week with a six-game lead would've been a much more ideal situation for Bobby Cox & Co., but I'm sure that the Braves will gladly take a lead of any kind following some of the first-half performances from these 2010 Cynic All-Stars:

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