LOS ANGELES - The Atlanta Braves are not worried about being the underdog going into the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday night.
It's been five years since the last Braves team made the playoffs and fans couldn't be more excited.
And it’s not just the fans, but the players themselves are ready to prove themselves on a bigger stage. The young team is ready to show what they got against a seasoned Postseason team.
“Postseason, I mean, they’ve been there and you know they've gone through it and they know what to expect. Us, probably not so much, but at the same time, we're looking forward to it. We've got a young group of guys and I feel like we all want to be superstars so this is a good time where you can be superstars,” said A.J. Minter, Braves relief pitcher
“And we feel if we do our things and accomplish the things we want to accomplish, you know we can compete with anybody, so you know that's why we're here and we're gonna play damn good baseball," Nick Markakis, Braves outfielder
The series opens at 9:37 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday.