Predicting Atlanta Braves' Starting Rotation for the Playoffs

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Predicting Atlanta Braves' Starting Rotation for the Playoffs
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The Atlanta Braves (87-57) have trimmed their magic number down to seven games while maintaining a slight edge over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the race for the best record in the National League.

While nobody in the organization will admit to falling into the trap of looking ahead, the Braves are essentially a lock for the 2013 postseason (99.9% chance of making playoffs according to ESPN).

The main ingredients for a successful postseason include pitching, defense and timely hitting.

On the mound, the Braves have had one of the best staffs all season and currently lead the National League with a 3.20 team ERA.

The pieces are there for a good playoff rotation, and it's up to manager Fredi Gonzalez to place them appropriately.

Here's the first look at what the Braves' starting rotation should be for the postseason.

 

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