Braves' homestand can set tone for postseason

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
August 13, 2019 - 6:34 am

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The Atlanta Braves begin a nine-game homestand Tuesday as they will play three games each against the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Miami Marlins.

John Fricke and Jon Chuckery discuss how important the next week and a half is for the Braves, considering the opponents and how each series comes with its own expectations and significance.

"I don't trust them. I know how well the Mets have played, but no deGrom, no Syndergaard this series, who are the Mets," asks Chuckery. "Handle your business, you are the better team. The Braves are the better team, the Mets are 27-36 on the road, and here's a chance to step on their neck."

"Three entirely different themes to this nine-game homestand," explains Fricke. "The Mets series is cut and dried right in your face to slow their roll. The Dodgers come in and you have to put a little bit of doubt about a potential playoff series. And then the Marlins come in you gotta do some payback and step on the necks of the teams you should be stepping on the necks of. If this nine-game set ends anything worse than 6-3 I'm going to have some concerns.

It would appear that some fans feel the exact same.