How Braves 2-0 lead over Dodgers in NLCS different than 2020

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The Atlanta Braves have a 2-0 NLCS lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers after back-to-back walk-off wins over the weekend.

If you remember this time last year, the Braves also carried the same 2-0 lead over the Dodgers. So how is this team different than last year at this point?

"To me, it feels different because of last year," 92.9 The Game reporter Joe Patrick told the Midday Show. "Because this team did not pull through when they were in this exact situation. I think that that is in the back--or maybe even in the front--of every player's mind on this team."

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"There was real sense in the post-game press conferences of these guys not celebrating like they had just won the series. Especially, Brian Snitker; came in kind of really level-headed, really kind of almost tired--which I'm sure he was emotionally. I think because of the failures of last season, I think that that is really going to help them coming into this year."

"And then, of course, you have much better starting pitching, bullpen is pitching great...I just think from the mental side of it, the failure from last year, I think, is going to actually pay benefits for this team this year."