Keuchel, 31, is a former Cy Young winner who boasts the richest resume on the Braves’ staff. He’s pitched in 10 postseason games (nine starts), posting a 3.31 ERA with a 48:16 strikeout-to-walk ratio in those games (51-2/3 innings). The southpaw won a World Series with the Astros in 2017.
“I’ve pitched in the wild card (game), I’ve pitched Game 1, I’ve pitched Game 3,” Keuchel said after his final regular-season start last week. “It doesn’t really matter as long as you’re pitching. That’s the main key, getting out there and pitching in a meaningful game. This is what you play for starting on Thursday. We’re going to be ready to go.”