The Atlanta Braves spent the last two days getting familiar with Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas as the team held a pair of on-field workouts. One of the biggest adjustments will come with playing in a spacious outfield and a less than stellar run scoring environment. When asked about the bigger outfield, Brian Snitker said that he was confident in Atlanta’s outfield defense and that it won’t change what they do defensively.
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The Braves announced their pitching plans for the first three games of the NLCS Sunday morning and there were no surprises. Max Fried will start Game 1 and will be followed by Ian Anderson and Kyle Wright.
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The Dodgers will be perhaps the biggest test the Braves will face this season. Here is a look at their top hitters and pitchers heading into the LCS.
Our podcast crew previewed the series in the latest episode of the Talking Chop Podcast.
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Key facts, storylines for each LCS – Sarah Langs – MLB.com
Braves-Dodgers NLCS: Cody Bellinger’s impact and other intriguing numbers – Fabian Ardaya – The Athletic
While injuries limited Padres right-hander Mike Clevinger during the postseason, the hope is that he will be healthy for the start of the 2021 season. The hope is that Clevinger will need nothing more than arthroscopic surgery on his throwing elbow.