MVPs from the Braves’ NLDS series win over the Brewers

Payton Wilkerson
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 12: The Atlanta Braves celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 in game four of the National League Division Series at Truist Park on October 12, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 12: The Atlanta Braves celebrate after defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 in game four of the National League Division Series at Truist Park on October 12, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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The Atlanta Braves celebrate. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Atlanta Braves celebrate. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

For the second straight year, the Atlanta Braves are heading to the National League Championship Series, thanks in no small part to a handful of players.

The wild ride that is the 2021 Atlanta Braves season will continue as the Braves took down the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLDS in four games (and got a little revenge on the city of Milwaukee for when the Bucks took out the Atlanta Hawks in the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals this past summer).

We’ve talked about it a lot, but this has been an incredible turnaround for the Braves considering where they were at the halfway point in the season. From midseason trades, certain players stepping up big, and even the leadership of Brian Snitker, the Braves look like a team that can run the table in the postseason.

If you like drama, this series against the Brewers was for you. It had a little bit of everything: great pitching, timely hitting, clutch home runs, bad baserunning, botched MLB replays…you know, the usual.

Basically, everything that makes us love (and hate) the game of baseball was on display these past four games.

In writing this, I know I am bound to leave someone out in this post that deserved more praise. Almost every player on this team played a part in helping the Braves advance to the NLCS, but here are a few impact players I wanted to highlight.

Honorable mention: the entire bullpen. For as much grief as we fans gave them this season, our bullpen did a tremendous job of shutting down the Brewers in the late innings.

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