The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves, faced what was game 3 of the American League Championship Series, where an afternoon full of good baseball was experienced to the fullest for what was the comeback by the Directed by Dave Roberts, giving a taste of what is lived in the Major League Baseball postseason – MLB.
The news was good from the team that makes life in the city of Los Angeles, after the return to the anteroom by Justin Turner, a pitchers duel was what was expected for this wonderful meeting, when it was on the mound Charlie Morton for the Braves and Walker Buehler.
Entertaining first inning
The first episode started with a single by Eddie Rosario, which followed with an equal hit by Freddie Freeman, giving way to the turn of Ozzie Albies who connected a line to center field that was miscalculated by Rosario who was put out on his attempt to return to second pad and to cap off the inning, Buehler struck out Austin Riley.
During the development of the same episode but in its lower part the Dodgers offense managed to score two runs, the first bat Mookie Betts received a ticket so that in the next turn his teammate Corey Seager would connect a two-run homer to place over the top of the Dodgers Morton walked three more but was able to get the inning with just those two runs that came for the home run.
The dominance of the pitchers was maintained throughout the game, until the arrival of the fourth inning by the Braves, when Freeman opened with a single to his opposite band, then came the controversial play of Austin Riley’s hit. , which was miscalculated by Gavin Lux who became a double and put men in scoring position.
After that came the turn of Joc Pederson, who should have been withdrawn for a strikeout but due to the umpire’s appreciation a ball was called and the next pitch he hit a one-run RBI single, the same was done by Adam Duvall who brought the tie to the plate.
With the bases loaded Dansby Swanson hit a forceful line that could not be retained by shortstop and brought the third run for the Braves, the fourth Atlanta team came through a walk with the bases loaded, Ozzie Albies singles on In the fifth inning, he subsequently made the second pad with a steal, reached third on a stomp and ran for a Joc Pederson fly ball and scored on Adam Duvall’s hit to make it 5-2.
It was in the eighth inning when Will Smith singled to right field, with a change of pitcher the Braves manager thought it would be enough to retire Justin Turner, then AJ Pollock came and hit unstoppable through center field to make way for Cody Bellinger who disappeared the ball to equalize the actions, but that was not all Chris Taylor shook tremendous line through the impossible shortstop despite the jump of Dansby Swanson and reaches first base, stealing the second Taylor gets in position to score, he he hit third base with a rolling ball that gave him the opportunity to advance and finally the tremendous drive from Mookie Betts to turn the board and get 6-5.
And last but not least the prolific ninth inning played by the Dodgers’ tight-fisted Kenley Jansen sealed his team’s victory and keeps it alive in this NL Championship Series. (Fielding)
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