NLDS Bracket 2021: Dates, TV Time desk for Braves vs. Brewers Sequence

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Charlie Morton (50) works in the second inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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The Milwaukee Brewers (95-67) will sight to obtain their first postseason series take hold of since 2018 when they take hold of on the Atlanta Braves (88-73) within the National League Division Sequence.

The Braves like received the NL East four years in a row and got here within one game of reaching the World Sequence closing year. The NL Central champion Brewers made the Wild Card Spherical in every of the past two seasons nonetheless got here up empty both times. The closing time they received the NL Central became once in 2018, when they too got here within a game of the World Sequence (both groups had been stopped by the Los Angeles Dodgers).

The supreme-of-5 series begins Friday in Milwaukee. All games will be broadcast on TBS. Right here’s a ogle at the agenda.

2021 NLDS Time desk: Braves vs. Brewers

Sport 1: ATL at MIL, Friday, Oct. 8

Sport 2: ATL at MIL, Saturday, Oct. 9

Sport 3: MIL at ATL, Monday, Oct. 11

Sport 4*: MIL at ATL, Tuesday, Oct. 12

Sport 5*: ATL at MIL, Thursday, Oct. 14

*If most major.

The Braves like already named their starters for the first two games. Charlie Morton (14-6, 3.34 ERA) will take hold of the mound for Sport 1, adopted by Max Fried (14-7, 3.04 ERA) in Sport 2.

The Brewers like no longer presented their starting rotation for the series, nonetheless they’ve a spread of choices on an nice workers. Corbin Burnes (11-5, 2.43 ERA), Brandon Woodruff (9-10, 2.56 ERA) and Freddy Peralta (10-5, 2.81 ERA) all made the 2021 All-Star team. Each and every Woodruff and Burnes executed the year with bigger than 200 strikeouts, while Peralta got here shut with 195.

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The Braves will sight to counter the dominant pitching with a balanced lineup, one who has conducted effectively no topic dropping star outfield Ronald Acuna to a torn ACL in July.

Three infielders—Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies and Austin Riley—all hit bigger than 30 house runs this year. Dansby Swanson wasn’t far unhurried, hitting 27 house runs, a franchise file for a shortstop. Atlanta also proved to be one among the supreme fielding groups within the majors this year, so that they’ll give nice backup to Morton, Fried and Co. 

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If the Braves can no longer obtain to the starters, it would not obtain noteworthy more straightforward with a Milwaukee bullpen led by All-Star nearer Josh Hader (1.24 ERA, 34 saves). Atlanta will want to battle and scratch for every bustle and hope their pitchers can take care of an offense that executed 12th within the majors in runs, 14th in on-gruesome share and 18th in house runs.

Avisail Garcia and Luis Urias are the immense bats on the Brewers with 29 and 23 house runs, respectively, while Christian Yelich remains unpleasant no topic a rough perform to the year that saw him file a .221 life like and accurate one house bustle after Sept. 1, per Baseball Reference.

The Braves are in correct fingers with Morton on the mound in Sport 1, as the 37-year-outdated true-hander has a 3.38 career postseason ERA. He and the diversified Braves starters want to be absorbing, although, because Atlanta will want to battle for every bustle it may perchance well per chance presumably perchance obtain against one among the supreme pitching staffs in baseball.

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