The Braves exit Los Angeles with much less comfort than when they arrived. Their 4.5 game lead now stands at two games, and despite their best efforts in three hard-fought contests, they were swept by the reigning world champs. The Dodgers have the best roster in baseball and they are the favorites to repeat as champions, but getting swept by them heading into September is certainly a punch to gut for Atlanta. The club can recover this weekend in Colorado, but the NL East race is tight once again and the Braves will need to play well if they hope to hold off the surging Phillies.
The Dodgers are tough. They battled the Braves all series and prevailed in all three games. If these teams square off again during the postseason, we should expect another competitive series. Atlanta just needs to find ways to close out some of these close games.
The Braves manager gave updates on Ozzie Albies, who is expected to play on Thursday, and the altered rotation that will now include Touki Toussaint.
Rosters were expanded on Wednesday, which allowed the Braves to add Orlando Arcia and Jacob Webb.
The Braves’ top pick in 2020 will head to Double-A Mississippi after performing well in High-A Rome.
Details about every postseason race to watch down the stretch.
The Dodgers now lead the NL West.
These are always awesome, but especially now, given the current state of affairs in the Middle East.