Weekend series chance to prove Braves belong in World Series conversation

Dukes & Bell
August 16, 2019 - 3:12 pm

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929 Braves insider Joe Patrick joined Dukes & Bell and talked about Julio Teheran’s performance last night, and is this series with the Dodgers a chance to showcase how good they are?

Patrick talked about Julio Teheran’s consistency.

 “He’s been so good this year, but this is what he gives you sometimes.” Patrick said “He told us after the game he had nothing, he couldn’t do anything he wanted to do, this one was just one where he didn’t have command of his fast ball and things kind of unraveled from there.”

Joe said this series with the Dodgers is a big opportunity for the Braves.

 “The players and the manager always play these down.” Patrick said “But this really feels like a showcase series, this is a time for them to show how they’ve built this squad since they were swept earlier in the season in LA. They were in at a pretty low point when they played the Dodgers earlier in the year and this is a chance to prove to everyone and themselves that they can compete with the Dodgers.”