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NL Division Series GameThread, 10/7

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Wade Miley vs. German Márquez | Walker Buehler vs. Sean Newcomb

Atlanta Braves v Colorado Rockies Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Far better writer Grant Brisbee wrote this compelling piece about the horrors of Coors Field and why every Brewers fan should suspend their fandom for the next few days while the Rockies demolish any semblance of hope. We’re lucky enough to be fans of the worst team in baseball, so watching another be erased from history for the next couple of games means our schadenfreude glands will be firing off some sweet, sweet endorphins.

Just picture Ryan Braun shouting “Bro! BRO!” as Dinger swallows him whole... revel in Jesus Aguilar’s screams as the altitude vaporizes his DNA from the inside... behold Craig Counsell bursting into flames as he makes twelve pitching changes in the sixth inning. The Brewers have the firepower to hang with and even beat the Rockies in Coors Field, but not the defense against Ian Desmond, Carlos Gonzalez, and Matt Holliday — all players who would be retired at sea level but retain god-like status a mile high.

You get to sit there, watch, and chuckle, “Phew. Glad that’s not me.”

The Rockies are just battling to stay alive, though; same as the Braves. I think their team playoff hashtag “#ForEachOther” is a little melancholy and a little knowing. It’s remarkable how much better the Dodgers are than the Braves and it’s to baseball’s detriment that Bobby Evans made a Giants team so weak it could not even stop the Dodgers one time.

The Giants could have prevented the Dodgers’ clear path to the World Series, but that’s a lament for another time.


COLORADO ROCKIES vs. MILWAUKEE BREWERS - GAME 3
Brewers lead 2-0

German Marquez (14-11, 3.40 FIP) vs. Wade Miley (5-2, 3.59 FIP)

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ATLANTA BRAVES vs. LOS ANGELES DODGERS - GAME 3
Dodgers lead 2-0

Sean Newcomb (12-9, 4.14 FIP) vs. Walker Buehler (8-5, 3.04 FIP)

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Dodgers? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯