Found October 08, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The NLDS matchup between the Dodgers and Braves is in the books, and the Dodgers are the victors and bound for the NLCS. After watching the four games of the series, here are five observations about the teams and the series. The Dodgers offense might not be able to be stopped. In the four game series, Los Angeles hit .333/.390/.572 with seven home runs. Against right-handers, they hit .356/.423/.633. That's awesome news for them going into the NLCS, considering the Pirates have just one left-handed starter and the Cardinals have none. Seven of their eight starters had extra base hits in the series, with Skip Schumaker (of course) being the lone exception. It wasn't just the strikeouts that doomed the Braves. All season, the narrative surrounding the Braves was that they struck out too much and relied too much on the home run. And while the team did strike out 42 times and homer just once in the series, it's not fair to point at those two factors as the main...
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