Braves fans give players, coaches proper sendoff as they look to bring home NL pennant

ATLANTA — The Braves are heading out to Los Angeles with a 2-0 lead in the NLCS over the Dodgers.

The Braves and Dodgers will take the field at least two times in LA, which means the Braves could win the best-of-seven series and punch their ticket to the World Series before coming back home.

To show the Braves just how much their city is behind them, fans gathered at Truist Park to send the home team off in style.

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Channel 2′s Kristen Holloway was at Truist Park as the Braves rolled out the red carpet

“Gotta support my boys. They have been killing it. They’ve been working real hard so I had to be here,” Jeanette DeArams told Holloway.

The energy at the send-off party was unmatched.

Many people showed up all decked in their red, white and navy. Some were rocking their Joc Pederson pearls as they should after he hit the game-tying home run in Game 2 Sunday.

“My neighbor that sat next to me, we kissed our pearls before he hit the home run,” DeArams said. “And then he hit the home run! So every time a player came up we were kissing our pearls.”


The Braves Sunday night walk-off star was Eddie Rosario. He was all smiles Monday after he sealed the deal with a walk-off single to win the game 5-4.

“I was here last night. It was mind blowing. The stadium was literally shaking,” Fallon Fikes said. “A little nerve wracking, but I knew we were gonna pull it through.”

Fans told Holloway they know it’s going to be a tough couple of games in Los Angeles. But they believe it’s a World Series year.

“I give LA one game,” DeArams said.

“I think it’s going be competitive but I think we’ll pull through,” Fikes said.

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With a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, the Braves and Dodgers will play Tuesday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. First pitch for game three of the series is scheduled for 5:08 p.m. eastern time.

The team won’t return home until the end of the week. They would have to win twice in L.A. to clinch the series.

If they can pull it off, the trip back to the Battery would see them returning and celebrating as National League Champs.

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