2020 NLWC: Reds vs Braves
If there was a franchise that absolutely needed to win even just the Wild Card Series, it was the Braves. Now, they’ve got a brand new world of possibilities ahead of them.
Though the offense finally came alive, the Braves pitching shined once again.
Though they struggled in Game 1, no need to change what has worked so many times in the past.
Atlanta’s bullpen has been pitching well all season. When they needed to step up, they did just that and helped to carry the team to victory against the Reds.
Freddie Freeman delivered a walk-off single to bring the marathon game to an end.
Ronald Acuña will lead off and play center in Game 1
The Braves include top outfield prospect on postseason roster.
Reds vs. Braves is a matter of strength vs. strength, the pressure on Max Fried and home-field advantage in a season where it has mattered
Game 1 will feature a marquee pitching matchup between Max Fried and Trevor Bauer.
Atlanta gets two more afternoon games.
Good news on the injury front for Atlanta
Though their halls may not be as decorated as frequently as they were in the past, the Reds have some recent appearances on their resume as well.
The Braves appear to be healthy going into the postseason.
Don’t overlook the Reds despite their team totals. This is a collection of talented hitters that have run into some bad luck.
The Braves face off against the Reds in the first round, so I take a look at the Reds’ pitching options
Cincinnati started this season as a team that you should’ve kept your eye on. They’ll be entering the playoffs as a self-described "nightmare."
The Braves have some decisions to make in regards to their bench and bullpen.
Major League Baseball has announced game times for the first two days of the postseason.