Published: Mon, October 07, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Swanson, Duvall help Braves go up 2-1 in NLDS

Swanson, Duvall help Braves go up 2-1 in NLDS

You'll need the online sign-in info for your cable or satellite provider to access Watch TBS. With the Braves unsure about their pitching situation and a shaky bullpen, I like the Cardinals here to even the series at 2-2. The Braves haven't yet announced their starter.

The 31-year-old Keuchel started the series opener on Thursday, allowing one run in 4 2/3 innings in Atlanta's 7-6 loss to St. Louis.

Paul Goldschmidt doubled with one out in the bottom of the ninth to provide some drama, but Mark Melancon shut the door on the Cardinals' chances. Clearly tiring, he allowed a single and two walks to load the bases in the eighth inning. Melancon got ahead of Ozuna with two quick strikes, only to give up a liner just inside the third-base bag that put St. Louis ahead for the first time.

Through injuries and slumps, demotions and disappointments, Dansby Swanson and Adam Duvall got ready for the big moment. Matt Carpenter was 0-for-1 with a walk and an RBI. "You don't get to be an old player if you're not a good player". In their last 23 postseason series, the Cardinals are 18-5 when they take the first game. One more motive these Braves are unrecognizable, in every personnel and ceiling, from the one who wilted on this stage final October.

Whoever it is, his task will be to send the Braves to the NLCS for the first time since 2001 by beating talented Cardinals rookie Dakota Hudson.

The Nationals hosted the Dodgers later Sunday in a series tied at 1-1. He homered off the bench in Game 2 and won Game 3 with a two-out, two-run single.

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The Atlanta Braves are set to start Max Fried (17-6, 4.02 ERA) who had success in his latest appearance as he went 1 scoreless inning while striking out 2 batters against the Saint Louis Cardinals. Cardinals closer Carlos Martinez could not hold a one-run lead, not even after recording two strikeouts and issuing an intentional walk to Brian McCann.

The Saint Louis Cardinals come into this matchup with a 1-2 record in this series, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Atlanta Braves, 3-1.

Yet this one will be remembered for Foltynewicz outdueling Flaherty, who had surrendered three runs only one time in 15 second-half starts.

"We've played all season expecting to win those type games", Freeman said. "You kind of gotta control it. see how far you can go with it". Swanson doubled, tying the game at 1-1 and keeping the Braves alive. Other than Ozuna's second-inning double, Soroka maneuvered the Cardinals' lineup easily for seven innings. But the throw to Wong was a bouncer, the ball shooting off his glove for an error as two runs scored.

Sean Newcomb (1-0), the fourth Braves pitcher, earned the victory.

It was totally uncharacteristic for a Cardinals team that led the majors during the regular season with just 66 errors and a.989 fielding percentage.

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