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Game 2, ’93 NLCS, Braves kick some Philly ass

Before the series came south, and went south, the Braves would rebound from a Game 1 defeat, clubbing the Phils 14-3. McGriff and TP had three hits and one homer apiece as the Bravos chased ex-farmhand Tommy Greene, who gave up 7 runs in 2-2/3 IP. They seemed on their way to advancing to the World Series after defeating the Phils 9-4 in Game 3, but then the bats went cold, managing just 7 runs in the remaining three games.

Shades of a May weekend in Denver, circa ’93

On May 6, 1993, the Braves staggered into old Mile HIgh Stadium 13-15, having been held to one run the night before by Bob Walk, who sucked.

The Braves went on to sweep the four-game series, outscoring the Rockies 46-22. Jeff Blauser and David Justice homered three times; Sid Bream and Mark Lemke, twice. The Bravos  never flirted with .500 again.

The 2013 Braves topped that run differential by three runs, destroying the Rox 40-13. I won’t compare this Braves team to that one — I’m not dumb.

But sometimes it’s fun when history repeats.