The Braves did the unthinkable on Monday night. After being shutout in Game 1 for the first time all season at Truist Park, they were staring down the barrel of a 4-0 deficit going into the sixth inning. The Braves couldn’t even muster a hit against Wheeler, let alone a run, yet somehow we are here today talking about a 1-1 series heading back to Philadelphia.
Some might point out that this is the exact same situation these teams found themselves in a year ago, and we know how that played out. The Phillies dominated both games at home and went on to make it to the World Series.
However, there’s undoubtedly a different feeling this time around. The Braves looked to be lying down waiting for someone to put them out of their mystery, and the Phillies failed to shut the door. It’s impossible to ignore that dynamic. Atlanta now has life, while Philadelphia has to feel they may have let their best opportunity to essentially close out the series slip away.
On the latest episode of SportsTalkATL, we discuss the Braves’ memorable come-from-behind victory over the Phillies in Game 2, and whether they can carry that momentum and steal at least one game on the road.
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