The Braves were headed toward a commanding lead on the Dodgers in the National League Championship Series — then the eighth inning happened.
Cody Bellinger smashed a three-run home run off Luke Jackson, and Mookie Betts followed with a go-ahead RBI double, as Atlanta’s dominant bullpen stumbled in a 6-5 loss Tuesday night that cut the series lead to 2-1.
Grant McAuley and Cory McCartney break down Jackson’s approach to Bellinger, who had struggled during the regular season vs. fastballs, but has a well-known postseason pedigree.
Plus, Charlie Morton’s rebound after a rough start, Freddie Freeman’s breakout and the challenge the Braves face in Game 4, as they go with a bullpen game vs. potential NL Cy Young finalist Julio Urias.
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