In the grand scheme of things beating the Braves in more important than the Yankees. The reasons are obvious.
Having the series back-to-back is an advantage because there shouldn’t be a letdown. As much as some players deny the possibility, letdowns are a real factor. If this is Pittsburgh tonight there’s a different feeling.
Said Shawn Green: “This is a good time for us to be playing the better teams. We’re playing well right now and we need to feed off the momentum.”
What about the Braves winning the first two series between the teams?
“They won four of six, but we felt we should have won four of six,” Paul Lo Duca said.