The Atlanta Braves encountered ups and downs over the first month of the season and have now seen their division lead disappear in the National League East.

The Braves didn’t finish the month how they’d hoped, as they were swept by both the Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants.

The current seven-game losing streak is the longest slide for the team since an eight-game skid in 2012.

Despite the recent rough patch, the Braves will find their groove on offense again.

As the Braves look to get back on track, let’s take a look back at the first month of the 2014 MLB season. Here are five of the biggest takeaways from the first month of the Atlanta Braves.

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