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 112⁄3 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.
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.
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.
This kid can mash. Thank goodness the Cardinals traded him away.
This kid can also mash. Stanton has homered in five straight games.
Athletics closer Liam Hendriks worked three innings to close out a game three win for Oakland, extending the series against the