For a fourth straight year, the Milwaukee Brewers will return to the MLB Playoffs. The same goes for the Atlanta Braves.
After winning the NL Central for the second time in four years, the Milwaukee Brewers avoid a possible heartbreaking Wild Card game and will face off against the Atlanta Braves in the National League Division Series. Milwaukee will be the two seed, with Atlanta being number three.
The Brewers will have home field advantage, and a well-rested team after clinching the NL Central a week before the regular season ended. Home field advantage and a healthy team is what might be needed to beat the Atlanta Braves. They have a serviceable rotation and an explosive offense. The Brewers are currently favored to win the series, but it won’t be a cake walk.
The Brewers faced the Braves six times during the 2021 regular season. They played at home against Atlanta in the middle of May and lost two out of three. The Brewers then traveled to Atlanta for the last two days in July and the first day of August. Both teams won their road series 2-1, which means the Brewers and Braves were 3-3 for their season series. A perfect set up for playoff baseball.
Despite both teams making the playoffs each of the last four years, the two teams haven’t faced each other in the postseason ever. The last time the Braves played a postseason game in Milwaukee was in 1958, back when they were the Milwaukee Braves.
With these teams being evenly matched in the regular season, how were both teams set up during those games? Let’s dig in.