The games you're referencing happened in May. Probably wouldn't have been useful for predictions considering the Braves were in an 8 game losing streak during the sweep. I wouldn't build an argument around that or even use it to support an argument.
An 8-game losing streak... that came against three playoff teams: The Reds, Cards, and Nats, which goes back to my earlier point about the Braves struggling/beating themselves against elite teams in recent years. I don't see how they stand a better chance against the Reds when they couldn't handle the Cards (and other great teams) in their own park.
Originally Posted by Braves Fan RSD
Another note to all of you against Swisher (still baffled)
He's been a solid player, but also 32 years old and it will require a long term deal. Just concerned that his production will fall off a cliff in the next couple years.
The Braves were bad against the Nats before they started playing good baseball, so I think you just have to credit them and not blame the Braves for not beating them.
The Braves went 3-4 vs. San Francisco and 8-10 vs. Washington, so it's not like the better teams in the NL throttled the Braves. I say that sweep against Cincinnati was an aberration. Reds caught the Braves when they weren't playing well and did what good teams do.
The Braves also went 5-1 vs. St. Louis, but that meant nothing in the play-in game. Unless it is against a division opponent, regular season records against one team don't say much.