Daily Sports Smile: Atlanta Braves release inspirational teaser ahead of MLB playoffs

Atlanta Brave mascot 'Blooper' follows Braves' Adam Duvall (14) off the field at the end of a baseball game against the New York Mets Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Jaylon Thompson
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The Atlanta Braves faced a lot of adversity this season. The Braves played without two starting outfielders in Ronald Acuña Jr. and Marcell Ozuna. They also saw starting pitcher Mike Soroka re-injure his Achilles and catcher Travis d’Arnaud miss several weeks with a thumb injury.

Still, the Braves continued to push forward. Last week, the Braves clinched their fourth consecutive National League East divisional crown and secured a spot in the MLB playoffs.

The Braves will begin a best-of-5 series against the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Divisional Round. Game 1 is slated for Friday at American Family Field in Milwaukee, WI. 

On Monday, the Braves chronicled their journey in an inspirational playoff teaser. The video trailer shows highlights of an emotional 2021 season which the ups and downs of the team.

“The fight is never easy, but it is worth it,” a narrator says in the video. “The fight makes us stronger and we have what it takes. We are stronger and now we are ready for battle.”

The Braves head into the postseason with a re-tooled roster. There is a new outfield core led by Adam Duvall, Jorge Soler and Eddie Rosario. The pitching staff has found a rhythm behind Max Fried and Charlie Morton.

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Several players noted that winning the NL East was very special. Now, the Braves embark on postseason trek looking to win the World Series. 

For a team built through adversity, the Braves have a chance to turn their trials into a success story this postseason.