So, while we’ve been focusing on the Brewers as our opponent in the NLDS, perhaps we should also look at Arizona, who is only 1.5 games behind Milwaukee for the 2nd-best NL record.
Chase Field has not been a very friendly place for the Braves it seems. We lost both games this season, one a 2-1 game where JJ pitched well but got no run support; and the other one in which Kimbrel blew 1-run a save opportunity in the 11th inning. We were 2-2 against them at Chase last season, and in one of those games Heyward took out McLouth in the outfield.
Still, I like our chances against Arizona a lot better than I do Milwaukee, who’s playing Philly this weekend while Arizona plays SD. I think Milwaukee is a much better team and will wind up with the better record, but I would think it’d be in our favor to play Arizona instead.