The Braves are 13 games in front of the Nationals and have the best record in the National League. This is remarkable considering their season-long bout of injuries. They have lost Tim Hudson, Eric O’Flaherty, Jonny Venters, Ramiro Pena and Tyler Pastornicky for the season. Brian McCann was sidetracked the first month off surgery. Jason Heyward and Brandon Beachy are currently sidelined. Dan Uggla, B.J. Upton have been hurt. It has been a very trying season of considerable accomplishment.