Braves decide to go left in Game 3, will start Sean Newcomb vs. Dodgers

By Bill Plunkett

ATLANTA — Somewhere over Nevada or maybe Utah, the Atlanta Braves started to change their mind.Before Game 2 in Los Angeles on Friday, Braves manager Brian Snitker said the team was leaning toward starting right-hander Kevin Gausman against the Dodgers in Game 3 of their National League Division Series on Sunday.

On the flight back to Atlanta, however, Snitker told left-hander Sean Newcomb that he might get the start. GM Alex Anthopoulous and staff, plus Snitker and the coaching staff, discussed the starting pitching choice Saturday afternoon and landed on Newcomb, not Gausman.

“We had discussed other options after the game last [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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