It was a triumphant night at Truist Park for the Atlanta Braves. They went into the evening with two wins over the Phillies, only needing this last win to secure the NL East division title, and they delivered.
The first run came in the bottom of the first inning, a monster home run of 465 feet from Jorge Soler. Austin Riley also homered, Dansby Swanson doubled, and Ozzie Albies tripled, all to help bring the final score to 5-3. Ian Anderson took some time to find his rhythm, but ultimately got there in the end, only earning two runs. Will Smith had a 1-2-3 ninth inning, being reliable right when we really needed him to be.
Just two short months ago in July, the Braves had a 6.1% chance of winning the division. With Ronald Acuña Jr. and Travis d’Arnaud out with injuries, the teams’ chances didn’t look great. But, with smart trade decisions and consistency, they were able to beat all odds against them and win their fourth consecutive NL East division title.
Today, Huascar Ynoa will kick off the first game of the three game series against the New York Mets.
- Sandy Alderson addresses key offseason decisions for New York Mets.
- Chicago White Sox’s Tim Anderson is appealing his three game suspension for contact with umpire.
- Shohei Ohtani is done pitching for the season, will not make his last scheduled start.
- Adam Wainwright will start for the Cardinals in the National League Wild Card Game.
- Joey Gallo’s x-rays come back negative. Luke Voit to 10-day injured list.
- White Sox Hall of Famer, Frank Thomas, purchases a controlling interest in Field of Dreams movie site.