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At a little after 3 p.m. local time out here in Los Angeles yesterday I flipped on the TV and got ready for a little daytime playoff baseball, which is always a fun way to spend a fall day. The Braves were looking to take a 3-0 lead on the Dodgers and I thought the next three-or-so hours would be some intense sports action.

Then, about 30 minutes later, the game was over.

Well, it wasn’t over, over but it was definitely OVER.

The Braves, in case you missed it, gave up 11 runs in the top of the first inning. Eleven runs! If you tuned in a little late you missed the game and could just go on with your life. If you tuned in on time then you witnessed a quick beatdown that featured three home runs – including a back-to-back job and a grand slam – that all seemed to come way too easy for the Dodgers.

Things got worse for the Braves, who ended up losing 15-3. It was an embarrassing showing for Atlanta and it was also a familiar one – the Braves, of course, gave up 10 runs in the top of the first inning of Game 5 in the their NLDS series last year against the Cardinals. They lost that game, too, and had their season end.

This loss on Wednesday while historic – the Braves are now the only team in MLB history to give up 10-plus runs in one inning in two different playoff games – is different from last year’s stunner as their season didn’t come to an end because of it. But now they must take the field on Thursday and try to shake off what must be some incredibly bad vibes after Wednesday’s embarrassing loss.

Point is, we’re going to learn something about this team and the Braves have nowhere to hide.

Will they crumble again and go into a tailspin that could see the Dodgers gaining momentum for the rest of the series? Or will they bounce back and take a 3-1 series lead?

Everything right now is pointing to a collapse but this is baseball and momentum can mean very little, especially if a pitcher gets hot and an offense does the same. So Atlanta has that going for it, which is OK.

But if you look back to Game 2 when the Dodgers scored seven runs over the  final three innings before falling just short in an 8-7 loss, it appears that Los Angeles is back to being the best team in baseball.

Now Atlanta has to deal with some emotional bruises that come with yet another horrible performance in a playoff game.

And it will be fascinating to see how they respond.

Quick hits: Reasons for Burrow’s struggles… Nets’ awesome uniforms… Fantasy football advice… And more.

– Steven Ruiz looks at Joe Burrow’s start in Cincinnati and explains why head coach Zach Taylor’s play calling is to blame for all the sacks the QB is taking.

– The Nets showed off their special City Edition uniforms that they’ll wear for some games next season and they are awesome.

– Charles Curtis has his Week 6 fantasy football studs, duds, and sleepers and explains why he thinks Andy Dalton could be a good pick up.

– Derrick Henry had a great reason for why the epic stiff-arm was so epic.

– Henry McKenna’s NFL power rankings have a new team in the No. 1 spot.

– Mike Sykes explains why Puma is the perfect fit for LaMelo Ball.

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