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The Daily Chop: Braves take 2-0 series lead, Anderson, TC Podcast, and more

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The Braves are one win away from the NLCS.

MLB: NLDS-Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Braves took game two of the NLDS, beating the Marlins 2-0 on the back of a stellar performance from Ian Anderson. The rookie continues to impress, especially in the postseason, during which he has now pitched 1123 shutout innings with 17 strikeouts. The Atlanta offense scuffled, but did get two huge home runs from Dansby Swanson and Travis d’Arnaud. Their contributions, coupled with incredible work from Anderson and the Braves bullpen, were enough to give Atlanta a victory.

Ian Anderson shuts down Marlins in 2-0 Braves’ win

The Braves are very fortunate to have Ian Anderson, whose emergence could not have come at a better time for Atlanta. These two performances were special and hopefully mark the beginning of a long, successful career. The Braves need Anderson to be great right now and he has been exactly that thus far.

Ian Anderson gives Braves what they need again

As mentioned above, Anderson has been everything the Braves need and more.

The Braves need to win one of three games to close out the Marlins. They can do that with their bats and bullpen even if they don’t get another quality start. The Braves have a chance to sweep because Anderson again performed superbly under pressure.

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