Braves vs. Phillies: Why the Phillies May Let the Braves Enter the Playoffs

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Braves vs. Phillies: Why the Phillies May Let the Braves Enter the Playoffs
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The National League wild card race has become extremely tight, and it's outcome will come down to the final series of the regular season.

The Braves can not count on the Cardinals losing a single game of their remaining season, especially not against the Houston Astros.

However, the Braves can get themselves into the playoffs by taking all three games from the Philadelphia Phillies this week.

Although this does seem fairly unlikely, there are a few reasons it will happen.

The Phillies will want to rest their starters, partly to allow the Braves to enter the playoffs, and the following slides will explain this reasoning.

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