The Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals on Wednesday 3-2 and earned a playoff spot for the fifth consecutive year. The Braves have battled through injuries and counted on contributions from rookie players like Michael Harris II.
Do they have their eye on a repeat trip to the World Series? Travis d’Arnaud told ESPN they do. “Obviously we’re aiming for higher, but making the playoffs is a big deal,” d’Arnaud said. “A lot of Hall of Famers played their whole career and never made it to the playoffs. But for us it’s a simple as try to win every series. It’s a marathon. It’s not over.”
While the Braves playoff spot is secured, they hope to continue to pull even or take the lead in the National League East before they play the New York Mets later this month.
“I hope Milwaukee comes back, quite honestly,” Brian Snitker said before the Mets finished off the Brewers. “But if we get in the door, we give ourselves a chance. That’s what we want to do. The No. 1 thing is we want to win the division and we’re right there to make that happen, but it’s good to give yourself an opportunity when you get in the tournament.”
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