Atlanta returned home before Friday's series against Houston having lost nine straight games, and the Braves' offense looked AWFUL.
Maybe Atlanta found the answers it was searching for or maybe the Astros offered just the right medicine, but whatever it is, the Braves feel better about themselves now.
They swept the Astros and found some offense in doing so, beating the Astros by a combined score of 21-4. Atlanta is now just minus-3 in run differential, which isn't great (Philadelphia, by comparison is plus-32), but it's much better than where the Braves were a few days ago.
The Braves have actually played pretty well at home so far, going 8-4 at Turner Field. But they are just 3-10 on the road, and they are last in the NL East at 11-14, 3.5 games behind Philadelphia.
Atlanta better figure out those road woes quickly. They play their next nine games away from home against Washington, Philadelphia and Milwaukee. The Braves start a three-game series at Washington on Tuesday.