MLB: A Retrospective Of October 2020, NLCS (ATL/LAD)

(originally written October 2020)

Wild Card Round Matchups: TOR/TB  CHW/OAK  HOU/MIN  NYY/CLE  MIL/LAD  CIN/ATL  MIA/CHC  STL/SD

Division Series Matchups: NYY/TB  HOU/OAK  SD/LAD  MIA/ATL

Championship Series Matchups: HOU/TB  ATL/LAD

World Series Matchup: TB/LAD

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NL Championship Series: Braves At Dodgers
NL Championship Series: Braves At Dodgers

The Braves knocked off Miami to reach their first NLCS in nearly 20 years, while the league's top team, the Dodgers, took advantage of San Diego's decimated pitching staff and their own prowess to reach their third NLCS in four years. It might be an upset no matter who wins!

Quick Strike By Atlanta, Game 1
Quick Strike By Atlanta, Game 1

In the T1st of Game 1, Braves 1B Freddie Freeman—ravaged by COVID just four months prior—opened the scoring with a solo homer off Dodgers SP Walker Buehler.

Cody In The Clutch, Game 7
Cody In The Clutch, Game 7

The Dodgers bullpen continued to hold the Braves through the middle innings, setting the stage for late-inning heroics. In the B7th, Bellinger crunched a LONG solo homer off Atlanta's Chris Martin, making it 4-3 L.A. RP Julio Urias' three perfect innings sealed the improbable series comeback.

NL Championship Series: Braves At Dodgers
NL Championship Series: Braves At Dodgers

The Braves knocked off Miami to reach their first NLCS in nearly 20 years, while the league's top team, the Dodgers, took advantage of San Diego's decimated pitching staff and their own prowess to reach their third NLCS in four years. It might be an upset no matter who wins!

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