Braves: Three exciting opponents coming to Truist Park in 2022

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 17: A general view prior to the Atlanta Braves playings against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Truist Park on October 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Zarrilli/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 17: A general view prior to the Atlanta Braves playings against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game Two of the National League Championship Series at Truist Park on October 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Michael Zarrilli/Getty Images) /
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HOUSTON, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 02: Manager Brian Snitker #43 of the Atlanta Braves hoists the commissioner’s trophy following the team’s 7-0 victory against the Houston Astros in Game Six to win the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park on November 02, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 02: Manager Brian Snitker #43 of the Atlanta Braves hoists the commissioner’s trophy following the team’s 7-0 victory against the Houston Astros in Game Six to win the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park on November 02, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /

August 19-21, 2022 vs. Houston Astros

I think this one is pretty self explanatory.

The team that the Atlanta Braves defeated in six games to win the 2021 World Series Championship will be coming to Truist Park in the middle of August. You better believe that the Astros will be ready to serve up some revenge on Atlanta.

Braves fans will also be ready to troll Astros players because, well, the whole Astros’ cheating scandal from a few years ago is still fresh in everyone’s mind.

The Braves were 2-1 overall against the Astros at home during the World Series. It looked as if Atlanta was going to close out the series at home in game five after Adam Duvall hit a massive grand slam in the first inning.

Unfortunately, the Braves were only able to score one more run in that game and were defeated. The series went back to Houston for game six, where the Braves would shut out the Astros 7-0 behind a brilliant performance from Max Fried and some timely homers throughout the night.

Despite their loss, the Astros should come into 2022 as favorites to win the World Series. They have a stacked roster that features returning stars like Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez, and a returning Justin Verlander. Carlos Correa could also return next season.

Other games will have interesting storylines as the season progresses, but these three matchups in Atlanta are the ones that should provide some fireworks for Braves fans next season. Here’s to hoping that the lockout can be resolved soon so we can all enjoy America’s pastime together.

Go Braves.