Biggest threat to the Braves: The Los Angeles Dodgers?

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The a battle of baseball’s best is set to take place out west over the next four days, as the Braves head to Los Angeles to face a familiar foe in the Dodgers.

These two teams have plenty of history over the last six seasons. The Dodgers bounced the Braves in the divisional round back in 2018, then came back from a 3-1 deficit in the NLCS a couple of years later on the way to the World Series. However, the Braves would get their revenge the following year, beating the Dodgers in the NLCS on the way to a World Series of their own.

The two teams also had the best records in the National League a year ago, leading to a first-round bye in the first year of the new format, but both were bounced in the divisional round by divisional foes ironically. That’s baseball, but it is beginning to feel like it is only a matter of time before these two rivals meet again in October.

The Braves and Dodgers are the two hottest teams in the league and they currently own the first and second best records in all of baseball. The Braves are four games up on the Dodgers, but that could change over the next four days at Chavez Ravine, a place where the Braves have had a real tough time winning at for over a decade.

However, are the Dodgers the biggest threat to the Braves as far as the postseason goes?

On the latest episode of SportsTalkATL, we discuss Atlanta’s rivals out West and if they are indeed the one team the Braves should worry about when October rolls around? You can find full episodes of SportsTalkATL on the Fox Local App, available on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku. Segments like the one below can also be found on our YouTube channel. 

Photographer: John McCoy/Icon Sportswire

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