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MLB Postseason: What to expect, and why it might cause problems

MLB Postseason: What to expect, and why it might cause problems

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

October 7, 2020

As the Major League Baseball playoffs approach quickly, more teams than ever are still in the mix for a postseason appearance. This has a lot to do with the new playoff bracket system being used by MLB this year due to the 60-game season. Here’s how the new playoffs for baseball will work and some of the pros and cons of the brand new look.

Former Mercer outfielder Kyle Lewis is dominating Major League Baseball

Former Mercer outfielder Kyle Lewis is dominating Major League Baseball

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

September 12, 2020

Lewis, a former Mercer outfielder now playing for the MLB’s Seattle Mariners, is batting an incredible .347 over the first half of the season with an accompanying On Base Percentage of .437, both of which lead the American League according to Baseball Reference.

Starting pitching woes, explosive offense highlight Braves’ first half

Starting pitching woes, explosive offense highlight Braves’ first half

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

September 11, 2020

As the Atlanta Braves progress past the halfway point of the current MLB season, the postseason playing field looks as interesting as ever. However, the Braves have some adjustments to make.

Two huge new ways coronavirus has changed MLB’s season

Archived graphic by Marianna Bacallao

Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

August 25, 2020

As the renewed MLB season continues to progress, it is becoming clear that this season will be wildly different from any we’ve seen before.

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Braves enter final stretch: all you need to know

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

August 13, 2019

While the Braves have been one of the stronger teams in baseball over the course of the season, a playoff berth is far from guaranteed. To understand why the Braves should be cautiously optimistic, the weights of the team’s strengths and weaknesses have to be assessed.

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