The Atlanta Braves are celebrating a dramatic 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday Night. On Friday, they are hoping their celebrations double. The team can mathematically eliminate fellow NL East teams in the Washington Nationals and rival New York Mets with another victory out in LA. To imagine this feat at the beginning of the season, especially for the cash-rich Mets, would have been astounding.
The importance of these victories in LA cannot be overstated. The two teams are battling for the best record in the league which could ultimately translate to home-field advantage in the World Series. The Braves have gone so far as to line up their four best pitchers to go in the series.
Spencer Strider did his part in Game One. Max Fried will take the hill on Friday.
Dukes & Bell know the importance of what the Braves have done so far and specifically to start the series with the Dodgers
“You know that tonight the Braves can eliminate the Nats, and the Mets, on September first?” John Fricke, in for Mike Bell, explained.
“That’s how good we’ve been. I said this yesterday, when they sent out Darius Vines it was like ‘okay you got out and pitch, we’ll be fine and we’ll score runs. We’re that good’,” Carl Dukes responded.