The Atlanta Braves will try to defend their World Series title in the 2022 MLB playoffs
The Atlanta Braves will be in the playoffs for the fifth straight season and after winning the World Series in 2021, they will look to defend their World Series title. If they do that, they would be the first team since the 1998-2000 New York Yankees to win back-to-back World Series championships.
With having the second-best record of the division winners in the National League, they will not have to play in the National League Wild Card series. They will receive a bye in the new playoff structure and will be the no. 2 seed in the NLDS.
Braves playoff schedule
Since the Braves have the aforementioned bye in the Wild Card round, they will play their first playoff game on Tuesday Oct. 11. That means that they will have a five days between their final regular season game and their first postseason game.
If the Braves play in all five games of the NLDS, they will play on Oct. 11, Oct. 12, Oct. 14, Oct. 15, and Oct. 16. It will still follow the 2-2-1 format but there will be no travel day between Games 4 and 5, as there was in previous years.
If the Braves reach the NLCS, they would start play on Oct. 18 through Oct. 25, if they play all seven games. They would have a travel day between Games 2 and 3 but not between Games 5 and 6, unlike previous years.
If the Braves make it to the World Series, the regular 2-3-2 schedule will stay the same and the travel days would as well (after Game 2 and after Game 5). The World Series starts on October 28 and would end no later than November 5.
How to watch the Braves on TV
For the NLDS, the Braves will be on FOX or FS1 for all of their games. For the NLCS (if they make it), the games will also be on FOX or FS1. If the Braves make it to the World Series, then all of the games will be on FOX.
How to live stream Braves playoff games
For Braves fans in North America, MLB.TV will not be available as a live option for watching the games. However, you can sign up for a free trial with fuboTV and watch Braves playoff games there.