What Is The Braves Magic Number 2023?
Braves magic number today is 6 after their win against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. They out-thrashed the Pirates by an 8-4 score.
Atlanta Braves became the first team in 2023 to enter the playoffs. They have a 14-game lead against the second-best team in the NL East i.e., Phillies.
They sit in top of the National League followed by the LA Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers. They also are on the top in the MLB standings with Baltimore Orioles following them in second position.
Their magic number can be found on the back of Harris II's jersey. The number also represents the combined wins of their elected starters this season totaling 23.
At the start of August, the Braves were struggling to get a tuned-in starting rotation which made way for the two starters, Morton and Elder as they started hitting their rough patch at the same time.
With these two right-handed starters back to back in the starting rotation, they have a combined record of 23-14 with a 3.38 ERA this season as of 25th August 2023.
Starter, Charlie Morton has recorded a win-loss ratio of 13-10 this season whereas Bryce Elder stands at 10-4.
The Braves now have 20 games remaining in the regular season out of 162 regular games including the matches against LA Dodgers, Giants, Rockies, and Marlins.
In the last nine games, they have snatched the win 7 times except for the loss against the Giants and Mets. With their starters going in red-hot form, the Braves will look to reduce their magic numbers to edge closer to the playoffs with only 23 wins needed.
In this 2023 season, based on the win-loss record of both the top NL East division teams, the team has already qualified for the playoffs leading both the NL East division and the National League.