The Atlanta Braves are still in a great spot
By James Kunkle
Make no mistake, game three for the Atlanta Braves was a monstrosity that unfortunately we have seen not too long before.
Unlike the last time, the Atlanta Braves can respond back with their own punch this time. In the grand scheme of things, it is only one game. Yes, the Dodgers bats have come alive over the 9th inning of game two and the early portions of game three….but guess what?
The Atlanta Braves still lead the series two games to one.
One can not listen to the media. The media is wanting the Dodgers in the World Series to have the huge LA market, especially since it looks increasingly likely the Tampa Bay Rays will be the opposition.
Despite the Atlanta Braves having perhaps the largest fan base in all of baseball, the media giants rather have the Dodgers, Yankees, or Red Sox year in and year out. Anyways, that’s an argument for another day.
Again, the Atlanta Braves lead the series two games to one and are only two good games away from being in the fall classic for the first time in 21 seasons.
As of now Clayton Kershaw is still scheduled to pitch tonight’s game four matchup. Whether that stays the case, only time will tell. One has to wonder whether though he is fully healthy with his back, and even if so, we all know he is due for his annual bad October game. Hopefully it comes tonight in game four.
The Atlanta Braves are in the drivers seat still. If they win tonight, they would seemingly crush the Dodgers backs (pun intended) and surely would not lose three in a row. If they do lose tonight, well it’s a best of three and the Atlanta Braves would still have Max Fried and Ian Anderson ready to go for two of those games.
I believe all of us would have took a two games to one series lead after three games no matter how it happened if you would have given us the option before the series started.
So unlike last year, the Atlanta Braves do not have to sit around all Winter with the bad taste left in their mouth from the disaster St. Louis Cardinals game. This time, we get a chance to get even. Let’s just hope the Atlanta Braves bats are up for the challenge.