clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Battery Power: Anderson, bullpen shut down Astros to take World Series lead

Right-hander threw five no-hit innings as Braves earned first home World Series win since 1995

World Series - Atlanta Braves v Houston Astros - Game Three
Ian Anderson became the second rookie in World Series history with at least five no-hit frames, joining Jess Tesreau in 1912.
Photo by Michael Zarrilli/Getty Images

The highest-scoring offense in baseball was simply shut down. Ian Anderson threw five no-hit innings, and the Braves bullpen backed him up, slamming the door for a 2-0 win over the Astros on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the World Series.

Grant McAuley and Cory McCartney discuss the decision to pull Anderson in the midst of a no-hitter, leaning on the bullpen’s high-leverage arms with two bullpen games looming and Travis d’Arnaud throwing his hat into the ring for early series MVP consideration.

Subscribe to the Talking Chop YouTube channel and make sure you turn on notifications to get alerts for every new episode of Battery Power.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Battery Power Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of Atlanta Braves news from Battery Power