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Rise and Phight: 10/11/2022

Is it 1:00 yet?

MLB: NLDS-Workouts Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Are you happy or sad that the Phillies are playing the Braves?

Me personally, I’d rather face someone in the playoffs that you’ve seen before. You’ll know all the strengths and weaknesses they’ll have so there shouldn’t be any surprises. Playoffs are not the time for surprises, so the fear of the unknown when facing someone outside of the division is something I’d rather not have to deal with.


This is a really close call and Smarty will have the full preview for you in a little, but my prediction is pretty easy: it all hinges on Ranger Suarez. If he goes out and performs, locking down a victory, the team doesn’t have to depend on Zack Wheeler and Aaron Nola winning their games. However, as much as I like the Phillies - and I think they have a real, legitimate chance in this series - I think the Braves’ bullpen is the difference in this series. Braves in 5.

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