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Atlanta Braves News: Dallas Keuchel slotted for Game 1, Cardinals prep and more

The Braves will roll with their veteran left-hander in Game 1.

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Atlanta Braves News

Dallas Keuchel to start Game 1 of NLDS for Braves

The Atlanta Braves announced on Tuesday that Dallas Keuchel will get the start in Game 1 of the Division Series. Keuchel posted a 2.74 ERA at SunTrust Park this season and will match up against St. Louis right-hander Miles Mikolas.

Get to know: the 2019 St. Louis Cardinals, and their path to the NLDS

The Cardinals were essentially a .500 team during the first half of the 2019 season. How did they rally to claim the NL Central crown?

Get to know: the 2019 St. Louis Cardinals — who are these guys?

Your cheat sheet to the personnel the Braves are going to face off against in the NLDS.

Braves and Cardinals assemble in October after meeting in May

Atlanta won the season series against the Cardinals 4-2 but they haven’t seen St. Louis since the end of May.

Braves’ 3 keys to beating Cards in NLDS’s Mark Bowman details three keys for the Braves to defeat the Cardinals in the NLDS.

Extended netting to debut at SunTrust Park for playoffs

When the Division Series begins on Thursday, SunTrust Park will have a new look. Thursday’s game will be the debut of extended netting at the stadium which will better safeguard fans from line-drive foul balls. The Braves announced in August that they would be adding the extended netting.

MLB Playoffs

Nationals ride wild eighth to beat Brewers, move on to face Dodgers

The Washington Nationals advanced to the NLDS Tuesday night with a thrilling 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Wild Card game. The Brewers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead thanks to homers by Yasmani Grandal and Eric Thames off of Max Scherzer. Washington rallied from a 3-1 deficit in the eighth against Josh Hader as Juan Soto’s single eluded outfielder Trent Grisham in right allowing three runs to score. The Nationals will face the Dodgers in the NLDS which gets underway Thursday.

A’s to start Sean Manaea against Rays in wild-card game

Oakland left-hander Sean Manaea will get the call for the Athletics in Wednesday’s American League Wild Card game against the Tampa Bay Rays. Manaea has been lights out since returning from the injured list posting a 1.21 ERA in 29 1/3 innings over five starts.

MLB News

Report: Nationals offered 3B Anthony Rendon deal worth $210 million to $215 million

The Nationals per reports, recently offered third baseman Anthony Rendon a seven-year deal that would pay him between $210 to $215 million.

Reds sever ties with hitting coach Ward

Tuner Ward’s stay in Cincinnati was a short one. The Reds announced Tuesday that they are parting ways with Ward after just one season as the team’s hitting coach.

Reds Hire Driveline Baseball’s Kyle Boddy, Promote Caleb Cotham

Cincinnati also announced Tuesday that they have hired Driveline Baseball’s Kyle Boddy to serve as the organization’s director of pitching initiatives/pitching coordinator. His primary focus will be working with the organization’s minor league pitchers. Boddy will also remain with Driveline. Boddy also reportedly had an offer from the Cubs but chose to sign on with the Reds.

Angels Fire Pitching Coach Doug White, Bench Coach Josh Paul

One day after letting manager Brad Ausmus go, the Los Angeles Angels continue to purge their coaching staff. Pitching coach Doug White and bench coach Josh Paul are the latest to be informed that they won’t return for the 2020 season.

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