Atlanta Braves podcast S2E32: a detailed breakdown of the NLDS matchup
Yes, we’re a game late, but this series between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers could still go the limit… and in this week’s podcast, we break it all down for you.
Let’s just say that none of us were surprised that last night’s game 1 ended up in the manner it did, with the Atlanta Braves failing to take advantage of the few gifts that they were given.
Jorge Soler barely missed a homer. Ozzie Albies hit into a gift-wrapped double-play. Charlie Morton gave up a homer, sure, but it was more about Garcia’s HBP just before that… and perhaps being extended into the 7th inning… that got a second run posted on the board.
In short, it was exactly like real playoff baseball: all of the “little things” matter. We’ve arrived at the part of the season in which you can’t get away with mistakes… though the Atlanta Braves did allow Corbin Burnes to get away unscathed in the first inning when he himself created a none-out/two-on mess.
The Braves are going to live and die with the home run in this series… which makes it tough when fighting a team that doesn’t give up that many long balls.
We do expect that the Braves will break through at various points… the hope is that this lineup — which has so much power through its entire length — will pressure their pitching enough to allow their mistakes to be turned into runs for the good guys.
So if you want to hear our take on those kinds of details — and a lot more — then take a listen at this podcast: lots more than we could normally throw together in one of these written posts.
We all have our predictions, too (though we’re trying to pull Jake back from the dark side), and are still hoping for the best even after being down 1 game to none.
So here’s our sources:
- The direct download link is here.
- Your favorite subscription site should have the podcast available shortly… if not already.
- Finally, there’s this handy-dandy player
In any case, it’s time for this playoff series to get serious for Atlanta… it’s a critical game today against a tough foe.