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Braves could start Dallas Keuchel on short rest in potential series clincher?

Dallas Keuchel

Just a few months after signing with the Atlanta Braves, Dallas Keuchel could be lined up for one of the biggest starts of his life.

Braves beat writer David O’Brien of The Athletic tweeted on Sunday that he believes Keuchel will start Monday’s NLDS Game 4 on short rest, assuming the former Cy Young winner says that he is up for it. O’Brien also surmises that the Braves will have Julio Teheran ready to go in early on if need be.

Keuchel started Game 1 against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, throwing 4.1 innings of one-run ball in the eventual 7-6 loss. The Braves have since ripped off back-to-back wins however and are in a position to close out the best-of-five series on Monday in St. Louis.

Braves manager Brian Snitker has had some gutsy calls pay off this series, and starting Keuchel, who missed almost the entire first half of the season, on short rest in a potential series clincher could be another one.


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