The Mets polished off a series sweep of the tumbling Braves with a 10-2 win on Sunday afternoon. That, along with the Pirates’ 1-0 victory over the Brewers, officially eliminated the Braves from post-season contention. The Braves have lost 11 of their last 13 games.
It wasn’t always this way, as the Braves were as many as 11 games over .500 as recently as July 5. The offense, which was no great shakes to begin with, has completely disappeared in September. They have been held to three or fewer runs in each of their last nine games.
Per David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, starter Ervin Santana — who started and lost the series finale against the Mets — admitted to feeling pressure due to the lack of offense. That, along with the pressure that comes with watching your playoff hopes fade away, can’t be a good feeling.