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Postgame Thread: NLCS Game 4 - Braves 9, Dodgers 2; Braves lead NLCS 3-1

Postgame Thread: NLCS Game 4 - Braves 9, Dodgers 2; Braves lead NLCS 3-1

-Urethra-

Rosario in this series: 10 of 17, a triple, 2 HRs, 6 RBIs, 5 runs, 2 walks. What the fuck.


helium_farts

Why are they even pitching to him anymore? I mean, I'm not complaining, it just seems that if you were going to IBB someone, this would be it.


GvGibby2828

Positioning in the lineup helps. When he's leadoff your walking him to bring up Freddie Freeman? Nope. Tonight the guy behind him hit a homer even further out than his own, dont want him either. Joctober after that? Nu uh. He's protected from IBB really well


OMMFGitsAustin

They walked Duvall for joc lol


No-Usual6561

Easy MVP if the Braves close it out tomorrow.


Yronno

which is crazy because Riley balled out too


No-Usual6561

Unfortunately this game is a "what have you done for me lately" situation and Riley is being overshadowed rn.


Johansenburg

Yeah, going 0 for 5 killed Riley's chances unless he goes 5 for 5 with 6 RBIs and a walk off tomorrow.


jizzmonkey69

I would really hope the Braves don’t need a walk off if he has 6 RBIs Then again, it is Atlanta


Johansenburg

Oh shit, we're in LA. He can't walk off. Final at bat, then. As someone who has been a Riley Stan since before he was called up, and stuck with him through some terrible learning curves, I'd take a final at bat Riley win no matter what the circumstances are. Love my thicc boi.


happy_killmore

I never rooted for a braves hr to fall short in my life..wish he got the cycle, especially since i missed his cycle in SF because I was hungover in the hotel :(


Nighthawk0430

Trade Panda for this guy, AA needs to be investigated for fucking Robbing Cleveland at the trade deadline


Depressed_In_Ohio

Lol robbing Cleveland of what? Dude wasn't doing shit for us and our season was already lost at that point..


fantasyfitboiz

Nah, Cleveland wanted the contract swap, Panda was only signed for 1M or so, likely way less than that left to pay


drtasty

You can really see it in both teams body language that the Dodgers are completely gassed and the Braves are still hungry.


sonOFsack889

Watching Turner go down was def not a morale booster for their bench


halfstaff

I know which one you're talking about, but it feels like they have 13 guys on the roster named Turner.


missleeann

It’s a requirement. Turner or Smith.


cocoatractor

Just tough for a plucky underdog team to come out here and be expected to hang with a big division winner


Mykglo

It’s definitely looked like a 106 win team vs a 88 win team so far


mfischer1

To be fair, since July, we've been on pace to be a 100+ win team. We've been hot for several months, its not like we just started playing well.


ajt1296

I thought the same this time last year


OldOrder

Mookie Betts is the god damn devil.


iowastatefan

As is Bellinger.


Only499

Did I just watch a Braves playoff win? That was not stressful enough.


TrevorFuckinLawrence

Speak for yourself. I'll shit bricks up 20-0.


TheRamblinGambler

I legitimately had the thought “I wanted more. It’s only 7 runs” going into the bottom of the 9th


InsertUsernameHere02

The key is I personally didn’t get very excited at any point


SG8970

The reports of the Braves death may have been greatly exaggerated... ... ... ... ... is what I would say if I weren't a seasoned fan of Atlanta sports. I might delete this like a bitch if it goes to game 7.


retrocounty

Reports of an angry mob in Bel-Air after the game, as residents search for the Will Smith who ruined the game for them


Zloggt

The mob began burning the houses there in an act of emotion-driven arson, chanting in an hypnotic tone: “Aaaah, that’s hot! Ahhh, that’s hot!”


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Casualrodfarva2

The Giants really drafted Pablo Sandoval all the way back in 2008 just so the braves could one day trade him for Eddie Rosario so he a could have 1.560 OPS in a postseason series against the Dodgers. Truly Galaxy Brain stuff right there. I apologize for getting this wrong y’all, he was signed by the giants all the way back in 2002 and was called up to the bigs in 2008. I hope to be forgiven for my terrible mistake.


Notsdlog

Shout out to Mr and Mrs Sandoval for having a good night sometime near the end of 1985


big_car12

And then Mrs Sandoval again for having a terrible night 9 months later when 27 lb Pablo came out


RazinsWetDream

Anthony Anthopolous really is the man. EDIT: I swear on my grandmomma’s tomb stone I typed Alex LMAO. But I’m not changing it cuz that shit is funny.


mikeSTWA

Alex


stimulation

Alex “Anthony” Anthopolous


ContinuumGuy

"Tell them, tell the Dodgers it was me."


SchmantaClaus

Thank you Giants for your assistance towards a common good.


ItsNeverSunnyInCleve

Hey we had a little part of that. Thank us for being cheap!


falloutranger

Longest con


m0dera

I kinda of forgot Panda was on the team, the Panda head just got replaced with pink plastic swords


Chophopanddrop

The Ozuna thing also got replaced, we've had a couple different celebrations lol


jmh10138

The Braves are 6-0 in the postseason when I watch the game on my iPad while drunk and wearing my fav Braves shirt. RIP liver.


Tron415

We expect you to show up tomorrow..


altac03

NOOOOOOO


PhantomsCV

If you told me Drew Smyly would win game 4 of the NLCS in Dodger Stadium at literally any point of the season I would have bet the WORLD against that. Insane.


diivoshin

And that’s that he’s the only Brave to give up any runs lol


GuardianOfFreyja

Only one to give a walk. I was flabbergasted when I saw the number 1 under the team bb total.


sonOFsack889

Going up against the only 20 win pitcher in the league no less


Neri25

Urias on short rest though after throwing in game 2 tho Big headscratcher by Roberts there.


jakewoolard

We can’t blow a 3-1 lead right? RIGHT?


JoinTheUnionDude

Game 5 final score: Braves 28, Dodgers 3


No_Raptors

No, 3-1 is insurmountable. It's like a 28-3 lead in the NFL. Not sure it can be done.


OSRS_Socks

[BRAVES WIN](https://www.reddit.com/r/Braves/comments/qateoc/braves_20_my_dads_reaction_after_both_games/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share)!


TheWinstonian

I support the posting of this after every Braves win.


OSRS_Socks

Let's make it a thing please.


halfstaff

Haha man that crazy old dad


OSRS_Socks

The energy we need


mwall18

I find this Braves team incredible likable. Is that a bad thing as a Mets fan? Who knows, I’m young and recently very invested into the sport so I know we’re supposed to be rivals and all, but I can’t help but root for the team that came so close last year. It’s a cast of very likable guys, so hey I don’t care. Good luck the rest of the way!


waupli

Nah. It’s like hating your brother. We’re both NL East bros here. We can shit on each other but fuck everyone else.


mwall18

Haha totally. NL East is a different breed


Im_hilariass

Hey I'd be rooting for the Mets if it was Mets-Dodgers.


robotech021

It helps when they're juxtaposed with the Dodgers. Easy to like the Braves.


ATLjoe93

2020: Teams are 28-3 when they go up 3-1 in the NLCS 2021: 28-4. We're safe lmao Edit: it was actually 2-0 as another user pointed out.


ATL4Life95

That is absolutely, one of the weirdest coincidences in sports history.


ATLjoe93

I had the top comment in that thread. I more or less felt it coming the moment I heard the stat.


TheGeneral_Specific

Had to go ahead and get that out of the way last year


icelus12

Is this real? Too funny…


ATLjoe93

Very real, friend. Edit: it's actually 2-0, but same premise lol


ArchEast

It was actually 29-3 by the time we choked since the Rays won the ALCS after nearly blowing a 3-0 lead (that stat was for both LCSs and were for 2-0 leads).


xCavy

Aw shit here we go again


crown_Logic

Atlanta is 6-0 in the postseason when I wear my Braves hat into school. Edit: Realized that 3 of the wins were on the weekend lol. Braves are still 6-0 in the postseason when I wear my hat in general though.


subyforshort

I beg you tomorrow please


PPvsFC_

Smyly and Rosario: exactly the heroes I predicted


Atlfalcons284

Braves clinch tomorrow and Trae beats Luka


skuhlke

SLIPPERY


tuaturntheballova

Will that snazzy translator get a ring? If so, let’s fucking go braves


Useful-ldiot

He's been acuña's translator since he came up. Good guy.


REDfohawk

He is the team translator, and his mom is the ESL teacher for the team too. Pretty cool imo


Nights_King

Dodgers finding out what Mets fans have known for too long… when Freddie Freeman is in a “slump” you better hope he gets out of town fast or else you’re fucked.


jaunty411

Don’t worry, he heads home tomorrow.


imkunu

>I mean, everyone's memeing it, but the Dodgers were fine letting this game go. ~~Fried~~ Smyly was gonna be tough, but they've got way more favorable matchups over the next three games


kingkonig

Don't they have a bullpen game tomorrow from a gassed bullpen?


Nachofriendguy864

It's alright they can fill in with urias please


speed3_freak

They're not really expecting to win this game. It's just a bullpen game to make sure their starters are ready to go come March. They're expecting to drop this game to the Braves, and it'll just be a plus if they find a way to win.


lovo17

That's a quote, not a comment.


AcerbicBile

Ah yes, the bullpen elimination game, just what the dodgers had hoped for


yanquicheto

Is this a copy pasta?


link3945

It is now.


PPvsFC_

> Dodgers faced your best pitcher and tagged him up(hit wise). Braves faced the dodgers BP and barely could pull 3 across — Scherzer, Buehler, Urias…Dodgers in 5 lmao


01spirit

That should be us up there getting clobbered by the Braves.


EffectEmpty

I respect the absolute fuck out of you.


Dandan0005

Giants legit set off the domino effect of the dodgers pitchers being beat to shit by the time they got to us. Facing scherzer for 4.1 innings so far feels like a direct result of that wildcard game, with a shoutout to the cards for forcing game 5 as well.


coordinated_noise

The rest of the NL died for us


CursedLlama

Seriously, if it takes down the Dodgers then it was our pleasure.


real_but_incognito

go win it all for me you beautiful bastards think of me when you do it, but just for a moment, then enjoy yourself and let the warmth cover you like salted butter on a lobster tail no more 28-3 no more atlanta sports meme just you and your contentedness FTD


Dare2ZIatan

Also if not for the giants signing Panda, who made his way over to us, we wouldn’t have traded him for Rosario who’s absolutely mashing rn


mars-bitches

Yeah I was sad we didn’t move on but the braves would have pushed our shit in. Braves please take our sacrifice and run with it.


Ugadead1991

We can have devil magic voodoo? Is that legal?


mars-bitches

You can have whatever you want bby


muzunguman

Damn I love Giants fans


mars-bitches

Feelings mutual my dude


AffectionateWest3909

My man! My homie! We’re all one!


Rusty-Boii

Please do what we couldn’t lol. Also avenge last years NLCS. Atlanta needs to stop getting fucked by the sports gods, goddammit!!


AffectionateWest3909

For sure! We’ll let the AL fuck us. NOT THE DODGERS


MrElbo

ALL A PART OF THE DODGERS PLAN


potro777

Braves fans: "Why do I hear boss music?"


Arkam_slayer66

Mr krabs : stop the music I'm beggin ya


PPvsFC_

Dodgers about to send in the backup QB


ahr3410

An elimination bullpen game vs Max Fried is what we deserve for the segment of fans who thought game 1 of the series didn't matter.


chicoconcarne

RIGHT WHERE WE WANT THEM


HurricaneHugo

"They have us surrounded. Poor bastards."


ProfessorBeast55

This deeply hurts the Dodgers chances of making it to the WS again imho


CLSmith15

ItS nOt GoInG bAcK tO aTlAnTa


helium_farts

*monkey paw curls*


22LT

Imma need ATL to slam the door shut in front of the LA home crowd kthx. :D


ChrAshpo10

Dear lord, please yes. It means we avoid Scherzer and Buehler starts


ConstantMadness

I’ve seen this movie before. I hope the ending is different this time


Sp_Gamer_Live

>I’ve seen this movie before Y’all seeing movies?


muzunguman

Dune


TheWinstonian

I must not fear, Fear is the Mind-Killer.


MoCheGoCheLaPoCheSr

I heard Dune is good but I won’t be seeing it tomorrow


MacsDildoBike

What blows my mind is that the Braves were a single pitch last night away from sweeping the Dodgers tonight.


paperbackgarbage

Lol. Guys, that's not what Rosario said. Here, let me translate: >> "I'm the man who has the ball. I'm the man who can throw it faster than fuck. So that is why I am better than everyone in the world. Kiss my ass and suck my dick...everyone."


thistimearound04

10/10 translation


hodorhaize

You’re fucking out. I’m fucking in.


Bearheals

Never been more (less) comfortable (scared) with a 3-1 lead in my entire life (miserable existence).


NevermoreSEA

I would like to personally congratulate Eddie Rosario on becoming the majority owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization.


helium_farts

Thankfully nothing has ever gone poorly after we had a 3-1 lead.


THe_DOHnut

New Drinking Game for the rest of the series: Take a drink every time the announcers mention that the Braves also took a 3-1 series lead last year.


Ersh777

You want to kill us all???


acewavelink

Can’t wait to see the LA Times article title tomorrow, todays didn’t age well *”Dodgers were finished until Game 3 comeback. Now it’s the Braves who are on the ropes.”*


KirbySmartest

Please kill them tomorrow.


helium_farts

Don't worry, it's a bullpen game. The Dodgers don't care if we win those.


KirbySmartest

BAHAHAHA. They like their chances and matchups for the next three though… wait?!


josh89rea

Game 1: Braves win in the 9th on a xbh Game 2: Braves win by 1 run Game 3: Dodgers win a Heartbreaker Game 4: Braves win 9-2 Where have i seen this


mountieRedflash

This year and just this year. There’s never even been baseball before 2021 so it’s never happened before


BirdlandMan

What the fuck is baseball? And what’s this orange bird next to my name?


notsaying123

Last year's game 3 wasn't really a heartbreaker. It was over after 5 minutes


praeceps93

*Kyle Wright has entered the chat*


superduperm1

Game 3 was vastly different last year from this year’s game 3…


ATLjoe93

Surely we've improved our baserunning since then. Surely...


BigDanRTW

And for the first time in franchise history the Braves have a 3-1 series lead in the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers!


Hi_I_Am_A_Square

Don’t do this to me, don’t give me hope


XenDNA

Just watch the SEC Short about hope it’ll put you back in the right mind set


Walzenflut

One of the more recent ones have hope become immune to the pepper spray.


godly_mercs

#ATLANTA, I BEG OF YOU!!!


kidnarcolepsy

It was a bullpen game from the start. We expected to lose it. Am I doing this right?


NOTtigerking

Please Atlanta. Don’t fuck this up.


BigDanRTW

We make no promises.


Arkam_slayer66

One more game


isummonyouhere

healing is a process. step five is showing up at a dodgers bar in the 7th inning to watch the light go out in their universe


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SunriseSurprise

"Here's why the Dodgers are still more likely to win this series" - 538 probably


1ncognito

Sooo… who’s still physically got an arm attached for the dodgers?


ChrysisX

Pujols


GabeKnows

Wow astros and braves both 1 game away, who would’ve thunk it??


killa_k99

#GIANTS FANS GET IN HERE 🪓🪓🪓 #NAH FUCK IT EVERYONE BUT THE DODGERS GET IN HERE 🔪🪓🪓🔪 #REBEL-ALLIANCE 🚨🚨🚨


blackjohn420777

Even us? Im down. Fuck the dodgers!


Fired_Guy1982

Remember last season when all the dodgers fans thought we were rooting for them because it had been 32 whole years since their last ring? That was the weirdest lack of self awareness I’ve ever seen, and I’m a padres fan


Inaynl

Who knew even without Acuña, Ozuna that the Braves are 1 game away from WS. They're so fun to watch.


No-Expression-2477

Soroka too


Inaynl

Oh shit, forgot about him. Hope they go all the way.


Jmelt95

Rosario should’ve held at Second base


7Demented

I am both incredibly excited and incredibly nervous. Let's hope the Braves deliver tomorrow.


Destroyer776766

If the braves win this series, eddie rosario is already the obvious nlcs mvp


TheGamecock

PSA: All the doom and gloom Braves flairs that were all over the game thread last night saying the series was over for us don't get to enjoy this win nor a potential Game 5/6/7 win. WE DON'T NEED THAT BIG WUSS ENERGY AROUND HERE! 2-0 IN NLCS BULLPEN GAMES, BABY! Also, reminder: we got Eddie Fuckin' Rosario in exchange for Panda, hahahahaha.


RandyJackson

Team subreddits are toxic. It’s why I only view other team subreddit thread. Nice watching people melt down


TheGamecock

Big brain move right there. /r/Braves was honestly a cesspit for the first 75% of the season. I mean, I get it. There was plenty to gripe about. But some people took it to a whole different level. I really need to start tagging the egregiously toxic fans early in the season just so I can see how much their attitude changes later in the year.


asosaki

There was a dude last night who posted that if Luke Jackson pitched for the braves again he'd become a Yankees fan and that he hopes that Luke gets spit on. It was honestly awful there.


arabian_days

I hope Braves enter the World Series!


RobBiggin22

Gotta finish. Tomorrow would be ideal.


espgen

I swear to god if i hear the term “bullpen game” one more time ….


H2OEgr

Bullpen game


iowastatefan

OHHHHHH *hands gun*


RedEagle250

Braves fans travel really well. A lot of Braves fans in the stands at Dodger Stadium


trashboatfourtwenty

Costas handing the mic to the mariachi band was pretty great


bukithd

And to think, Soler should be back soon and Ynoa was a scratch. Fried comes in tomorrow hopefully to close it out. Of all things, looks like pitching strategy is going to decide the series. Something Braves fans have hammered Snit for since he took over.


ArashikageX

This band is awesome


Thel3lues

Big win by the team playing the Dodgers


themiamimarlins

3-1 right where we want them right *sweats nervously*


PanicVectors

This can't be a real take. Is this a Babylon bee tweet? https://twitter.com/kylieepeyton/status/1451024373985521665?t=WatA4beVgNgrl0GVoDYL3Q&s=19


paperbackgarbage

Imagine crying about not having "their glue guy" playing in the post season, even though LA has a $200M roster.


SpankThatDill

88 win team guys


Brandonrebeleight

The Braves are so impressive to watch, from hitting, pitching, coaching. They’re also such a like-able group. Playing like they want it. Just watching them hit the other way to beat the shifts. Doing everything right. GG.


georgiaboy4747

This was just a bullpen game, we weren’t suppose to win, the real series starts tomorrow.


liteshadow4

Interesting strategy to see the Braves try again with a 3-1 lead.


tacophagist

Braves pls. Even though you squarely beat us, you are the only team left I don't automatically scowl at when I hear your name. In the name of chubby Chipper Jones, pls.


BakerNowitzki

PLEASE ATLANTA JUST ONE MORE


monstarjams

Never forget what Smyly did for the Braves tonight. He’s going to go unheralded this playoff but his shutdown pitching tonight was SO CLUTCH.


ItsJustRedditBruh

Smyly did his damn thing despite giving up the only runs they got. He proved it to the point they let him hit and I love it for him.


TheGeneral_Specific

First game in this series that wasn't a one-run win!


ScaryTitle

Chat is going so fast no one will see im an Orioles fan


mailboxrumor

The jokes about the 3-1 lead are easy to make. Especially when it was just last year. However, the braves since August are a much better team then the team in the NLCS last year and the dodgers aren't as healthy as they were last year. I don't know...


following_eyes

This sparks joy.


DeltaSierra97

ItS JuST A bUlLpEn GaME