Braves will play Cards in NLDS
Winning the NL East once again, the Braves will open up postseason play on in game one of the NLDS Thursday. The Braves entered the weekend not knowing who would they would face, but St. Louis won the NL Central with a clutch win against the Cubs. The Brewers will play the Nats in the WC game in Washington, with the winner moving on to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the other NLDS matchup.
Games 1 and 2 will be at SunTrust Park on Thursday and Friday. The series will then move to St. Louis on Sunday for Game 3 and Game 4 that Monday if needed. Game 5 would be back in the A on Wednesday, October 9 if necessary.
The Bravos won the season series against the Cardinals 4-2 taking two of three in Atlanta and St. Louis back earlier in May. The Cards were struggling at 26-26 when they finished their last series against the Braves and are a much different and dangerous team now. St. Louis went on a hot streak, winning 47-27 after the all-star break to clinch the division and punch their ticket to the playoffs.
NLDS Series schedule Braves vs Cardinals
Game 1 – Thursday, October 3
Game 2 – Friday, October 4
Game 3 – Sunday, October 6
Game 4 – Monday, October 7 (If Necessary)
Game 5 – Wednesday, October 9 (If Necessary)