This shapes up to be a classic display of hitting vs. pitching. The Dodgers unquestionably have superior pitching with their 2 aces, Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.
Kershaw (16 – 9, 1.83 ERA L) is considered the top Cy Young contender in the Senior League and has tonight’s start. He’ll be opposed by Kris Medlen (15 – 12, 3.11 ERA R).
But the Braves are the marginal favorites because of their hitting and they have a great bullpen. There will be a game 3 at Dodger Stadium and neither Kershaw nor Greinke will pitch it.
Now as bad as the history of the Dodgers is (and it’s very dodgy) and regardless of the fact that the Braves have been a clearly superior organization, reliably getting into the post-season for over 30 years now, I just can’t bring myself to root for Atlanta.
But you can’t rule them out, they’re a great team.