IF ATLANTA The Warriors want to win the World Series again, and they now have to figure out how to win daytime games in a more regular fashion.
Despite a 101-game winning season, the Atlanta Braves now have no choice but to figure out how to win daytime games.
For whatever reason, daytime games have been a nuisance for them all season. Braves of the day are constantly battling the Braves of night to keep things interesting. As fate would have it, they would take on the Philadelphia Phillies in their best five-game NLDS. It’s always sunny in Philadelphia, especially when it comes to playoff baseball. Warriors fans can’t believe what MLB has done to them here…
Look! The Warriors didn’t have a night game in their five-inning three-game series against the Phillies in the NLDS!
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) October 2022 11th
Atlanta Braves fans can’t believe that MLB only gave them one day in the NLDS
To advance to the NLCS for the third time in a row in October, the Warriors must be the Suns the champion.
Game 1: Tuesday, October 11: 1:07pm ET (Atlanta)
Game 2: Wednesday, October 12th: 4:35pm ET (Atlanta)
Game 4: Saturday, October 15: 2:07pm ET (Philadelphia)* Game 5 Game: Sunday, October 16: 4:37pm ET (Atlanta)*
Let’s be real. This was largely expected. Four of the eight teams remaining in the MLB playoffs are in the Western Division (Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners). As with other series, MLB has always made the New York Yankees a prime-time priority whenever possible. New York is taking on the Cleveland Guardians.
No, the Warriors don’t pack Truist Park and The Battery for daytime games. We should expect Philly to do the same in Game 3 or even Game 4. Again, these games will be on Friday and Saturday. Of course, if it makes it to a winner-take-all fifth game, it will be an afternoon game in Atlanta, where both teams have to fly the night before the game…
At the end of the day, MLB baseball is a TV product that does its best to space out these games. Unfortunately, this puts teams playing in the Eastern time zone at a disadvantage. While the Phillies must also play five straight games, Atlanta is notoriously underwhelming before the sun goes down. The 2022 Warriors have been the anti-Kirk Cousins this season.
If the Warriors continue to sleepwalk, this will be the NL East title season before it should.