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Braves Playoff Thread

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10 minutes ago, UGABOZ said:

so day game maybe then?

More than likely yes. If the Cubs are hosting the other DS then they will most definitely get the night game. If it's the Brewers then there's a shot that the Braves could get the night game in Colorado. In that case it would probably be an 8 PM ET start. That's 7 my time and well, that's not the end of the world because I'd still get to see the middle and end of the game.

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30 minutes ago, UGABOZ said:

I want a night home game in atl what else would anyone want

A potential Cubs vs Brewers/Dodgers NLDS will get primetime. 

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Dodgers have to go up against Bumgarner tonight who is always tough. And you know they want to knock the Dodgers out.

Meanwhile the Rockies have Freeland tonight against Ross of the Nats. If the Dodgers lose and Rockies win, I would be very surprised if we didn't get a Braves/Rockies NLDS. 

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I wouldn't be mad if the Rockies/Dodgers finished tied. Make them play an extra game and burn their best arms. Use all that emotion just to get in.

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On ‎9‎/‎28‎/‎2018 at 5:34 PM, Unkn0wn said:

Mark Bowman reporting Swanson's hand has improved. He'll attempt to swing a bat this weekend. If that goes well he may indeed be ready to go for the NLDS. 

Snitker said Max Fried is very much in the postseason discussion. Snitker says they may use him as a specialist or middle relief option. Touki is looking like the long man. Braves trying to do whatever they can to get outs with some key arms struggling. Snitker also said they may carry Rene Rivera if Swanson is out. Snitker would then use Suzuki/Flowers as his primary PH. If Swanson is healthy then Culberson can fill that void.

Amazing how just a couple of months ago, our pitching staff was pretty much a laughing stock. Since the moves have been made, the confidence level is much higher and our options are much better as well.

I think we have a good chance to surprise the league this fall.

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Need both the Dodgers and Rockies to lose paired with a win to get homefield. Nationals shut down Scherzer so they'll instead start Erick Fedde and his 5.24 ERA at Coors today. Dodgers are throwing Kershaw. If either of them win then the Braves will be on the road for Game 1 & 2. If they do indeed both lose and the Braves lose then the Braves are still on the road to start. If Braves win and both lose then they'll play a tiebreaker for the West tomorrow with the winner heading to Atlanta for the NLDS. Last night's loss was a big blow to the #2 seed. Especially with Colorado losing.

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Bad news with Swanson. He tried to swing off the tee today and felt discomfort. He will get further evaluation but it sounds like Swanson will miss the NLDS. 

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Dodgers lined up Kershaw for Game 1 of the NLDS. Rockies have Kyle Freeland lined up for a Game 1. Each made 1 start against us this year. Freeland lost to Atlanta allowing 3 runs in 6 innings. That was in April before Acuna and Camargo joined the team. Kershaw dominated the Braves.

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6 minutes ago, Unkn0wn said:

Dodgers lined up Kershaw for Game 1 of the NLDS. Rockies have Kyle Freeland lined up for a Game 1. Each made 1 start against us this year. Freeland lost to Atlanta allowing 3 runs in 6 innings. That was in April before Acuna and Camargo joined the team. Kershaw dominated the Braves.

The Freeland game was the Sean Newomb game if I remember right.

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Id prefer Colorado as well. Their pitching isn't as strong as LA's. They have a **** of a lineup but you can score on them. Rockies are 20th in MLB for pitching compared to the Dodgers who are #2. Dodgers have a great lineup and they'll be throwing one of the best SPs in the history of the game twice at you.

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2 hours ago, Malachore said:

Really don't want to play LAD.....

It's baseball, the purest form of chaos theory, but I agree. The Dodgers have a run differential of +191. That's the second best one in baseball ahead of the Astros and Yankees, who won 103 and 100 games. Their Pythagorean is 101-61. They're MUCH better than their record would suggest. 

Meanwhile, the Braves have the same record as Tampa Bay, who finished 18 games out of first and 7 games out of the second AL wild card. We have the worst record of all playoff teams. Our Pythagorean suggests we're the third-best NL team behind the Dodgers and the Cubs. But this is one of those years where we should all remember that the Braves had the best team in baseball like 7 times during the 1990s and won one World title. It's nice to be a team with no expectations and a lot of kids too young to realize that they should be intimidated.

After several years of misery, it's time for Braves fans to have some fun!

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12 minutes ago, jidady said:

It's baseball, the purest form of chaos theory, but I agree. The Dodgers have a run differential of +191. That's the second best one in baseball ahead of the Astros and Yankees, who won 103 and 100 games. Their Pythagorean is 101-61. They're MUCH better than their record would suggest. 

Meanwhile, the Braves have the same record as Tampa Bay, who finished 18 games out of first and 7 games out of the second AL wild card. We have the worst record of all playoff teams. Our Pythagorean suggests we're the third-best NL team behind the Dodgers and the Cubs. But this is one of those years where we should all remember that the Braves had the best team in baseball like 7 times during the 1990s and won one World title. It's nice to be a team with no expectations and a lot of kids too young to realize that they should be intimidated.

After several years of misery, it's time for Braves fans to have some fun!

I think it's pretty easy to pick the Rockies over the Dodgers even though both teams went 5-2 against the Braves this year.

  • Rockies = Braves scored 27 runs, Allowed 31
  • Dodgers = Braves scored 18 runs, Allowed 35

That's the only stat I need to look at that tells me to root, root, root for the Rockies tomorrow.

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It'll be interesting today. Both LA and Colorado are throwing rookies. It's Walker Buehler vs German Marquez. Both had great years and both had success against todays opponents.

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8 hours ago, jidady said:

It's baseball, the purest form of chaos theory, but I agree. The Dodgers have a run differential of +191. That's the second best one in baseball ahead of the Astros and Yankees, who won 103 and 100 games. Their Pythagorean is 101-61. They're MUCH better than their record would suggest. 

Meanwhile, the Braves have the same record as Tampa Bay, who finished 18 games out of first and 7 games out of the second AL wild card. We have the worst record of all playoff teams. Our Pythagorean suggests we're the third-best NL team behind the Dodgers and the Cubs. But this is one of those years where we should all remember that the Braves had the best team in baseball like 7 times during the 1990s and won one World title. It's nice to be a team with no expectations and a lot of kids too young to realize that they should be intimidated.

After several years of misery, it's time for Braves fans to have some fun!

I feel ya', I'm just going by the feeling that we didn't play well against LA this year but did against COL.

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4 hours ago, Malachore said:

I feel ya', I'm just going by the feeling that we didn't play well against LA this year but did against COL.

We'll be the underdog against either one. I really don't want to play the Dodgers, but I also don't want to play at Coors Field. It's like MLB doesn't care what I want!

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All things being equal, I don't want to have to potentially face Kershaw twice in a 5-game series. Starting a series in Coors isn't great either, but that seems like it could more go either way.

In the end though jidady's right, MLB doesn't care what we want.

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