Be encouraged. The Braves are heading to the postseason! No September collapse this time. That wouldn't be right, with Chipper going out.
So, looks like we'll host the Wild Card game. And that's Medlen getting the start, right? This is a do or die situation. No fooling around. Got to go with your best and hottest guy. And that's Medlen. Braves have won 20 straight starts, with Medlen. He gets the ball. Period. Go ahead and tell O'Flaherty and Kimbrel to get ready too.
Hudson starts Game 1 of the NLDS. Why not the Wild Card game? Because of those 1st inning bumps of late. can't go down 4-0 in the WC elimination game.Anyway, Hudson would embrace getting that Game 1 home start in the NLDS. I'd bet on it. No time to get your feelings hurt. Anyway, it's great to have two ace-like guys to run out there in the first two games of the postseason.
Minor has earned the right to be next in line. Maholm has slipped. Hanson might get the start over Maholm, in a Game 3 NLDS game.
Love our chances, if Bourn and Freeman continue to get back into form.
Sort of sad to see Chipper going away. Sure hope the Braves make it memorable!
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