It's a concept that has been repeated time and time again this year: the Braves can't win on the road, can't hit on the road, can't pitch on the road. And it's all true. Check out some home road splits:
Home: 3.12 ERA, .236 BAA, 206 K, 100 BB in 265 IP
Road: 4.12 ERA, .241 BAA, 157 K, 80 BB in 203 IP
Home: 163 RS, .307 BA, 25 HR, .376 OBP in 993 AB
Road: 85 RS, .246 BA, 23 HR, .317 OBP in 820 AB
And, of course, 22-7 at home, and 7-18 on the road.
As you can see, the stats are quite dramatic. The W-L record is even more well documented. It obvious the Braves have issues hitting on the road. But is this really new? Not the exactly home-road splits, but the dramatic difference? No, it isn't. You might remember, the Braves couldn't play at Turner last year. They lost, and lost, and lost. Until September. Then they got amazingly hot at home. As their near .500 record in Sep. last year shows, they didn't win on the road. The only thing that makes the home stats look decent last year is the hot September. That has continued into 2008. It should come as no surprise that the Braves are Jeckel and Hyde, depending on where they play. The question is, why?
I don't know. I can't understand it. Why does it go back and forth? It makes no sense. But they need to get it fixed. This is a playoff team. This is a team that could make a WS run if they make it. But that can't happen without getting wins on the road(or at home).