The NLDS continues with Game 3 set for Monday afternoon as the Atlanta Braves will try to take control of the series against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Braves dropped the opener in Milwaukee 2-1 but a strong performance by Max Fried in a 3-0 win in Game 2 sent them back to Atlanta with home field advantage. They will be looking to keep the momentum going Monday.
Ian Anderson will get the start for the Braves in Game 3 and they will need a good performance out of him with Game 4 likely to be a bullpen game. Anderson put together a solid season although he was hampered by a shoulder problem heading into the All-Star break. Overall, he ended up making 24 starts and logging 128 1/3 innings while posting a 3.58 ERA and a 4.12 FIP.
He missed just over a month coming out of the All-Star break due to the shoulder and hasn’t been as consistent since returning. He logged six starts in the second half and put up a 3.62 ERA and a 5.67 FIP in 32 1/3 innings. Anderson did finish the season on a good note allowing five hits and three runs over his last two starts combined (13 innings).
Anderson faced the Brewers back on May 15 and allowed two hits and one run over six innings. He walked four and struck out four.
Right-hander Freddy Peralta will be on the mound for the Brewers in Game 3. Peralta put together an excellent season with a 2.81 ERA and a 3.12 FIP in 144 1/3 innings. He posted a 33.6% K-rate and was worth 4.0 fWAR for the season.
Peralta also dealt with some shoulder inflammation in August that required a stint on the 10-day injured list and his numbers took a hit once he returned. He made five September starts and posted a 4.70 ERA and a 3.91 FIP and allowed four home runs over his final 23 innings. Peralta faced the Braves back on May 16 and held them scoreless over six innings while allowing just two hits while striking out eight.
Austin Riley is 3-for-8 in the series with a home run in Game 2. Joc Pederson came off the bench in each of the first two games but is 2-for-2 with a home run.
There was a chance that Game 3 would have had a late afternoon start but will start at 1:07 p.m. ET due to Chicago’s win over Houston in the ALDS Sunday night.
Game Date/Time: Monday, October 11, 1:07 p.m. ET
Location: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia
Radio: 680 AM / 93.7 FM The Fan, WNNX 100.5, Braves Radio Network