Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-10-12 22:25:00 –
Atlanta >> Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves will have another opportunity to finish an approaching job that they struggled to achieve a year ago.
It doesn’t matter at all that they won fewer wins than the other playoff teams.
Freeman hit a tiebreaker home run from Josh Hader, who was close to Milwaukee, with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Braves went on to the NL Championship Series for the second year in a row, finishing the Brewers 5-4 tonight.
The Braves won the Top 5 Division Series 3 to 1 and faced 107 San Francisco Giants or 106 Los Angeles Dodgers on their journey to the World Series.
“There have been many cool moments in my career,” Freeman said. “I think it will be the top of all.” Hopefully it’s not the last one and I have some more in these playoffs. “
The game was drawn 4 when Brewers brought Hader and confirmed that it would stay that way. A hard-throwing left-hander defeated Eddie Rosario and Dansby Swanson, but he was unable to survive the 2020 NLMVP.
Freeman caught up with the 84 mph slider and began a 428-foot drive in the left center seat. This is Hader’s fourth home run of the season and the first since July 28th.
Freeman was the first left-handed homer to home run Hader since Jason Heyward in 2020.
“The first two went down, so when I tried to raise the pitch, he hung the slider and made a good swing,” Freeman said. “There was no rhyme or reason for it.”
Freeman celebrated violently on his way around the base, and when a crowd of 40,195 barked, he jumped out of the dugout for a curtain call. According to ESPN Stats & Info, he hit a home run for the first time in franchise history with a series clinch win since the eighth inning.
“When Freddie hit the ball, I was restless. Everyone in the dugout was crazy,” said teammate Ozzie Albies.
Will Smith made three consecutive saves in the series, throwing a scoreless 9th place and having Christian Yelich see Strike 3 with the 1st place runner in the final. Tyler Matzek won in perfect 8th place.
“Freddy! Freddy! Freddy!” The crowd chanted as the Braves celebrated in the middle of the field.
Despite having fewer wins (88) than the other playoff teams, and even the two teams that did not postseason, NL East Champion Braves will return to NLCS for the second consecutive season.
A year ago, manager Brian Snitker’s team had a 3-1 series lead, but lost to the final World Series champion Dodgers for three consecutive games.
Atlanta hasn’t participated in the World Series since 1999 and hasn’t won everything since 1995.
However, the team, which fell below .500 until August 6, overcame many adversities and achieved four consecutive victories in the final week.
End-of-season injuries to star Ronald Acuña Jr. and legal issues with Marcell Ozuna aside forced the Braves to acquire a brand new outfielder before the closing date.
It was rewarded.
“I’m playing really good baseball in the second half and I feel very good,” Freeman said. “We carried it over to the postseason.”
The attack suddenly revived a fourth time after the Braves and Brewers performed the first 30 innings of the series only nine times.
NL Central Champion Brewers touched home for the first time since Game 1 and scored 22 innings of scoreless streak with RBI singles from Omar Narvaez and Lorenzo Cain. Narváez’s hit was also a scoring runner in the series, beating a 0-20 performance by 95-win Milwaukee.
However, the Braves bounced off in the lower half, but Milwaukee could have caught a big break with a biased foul pop-up that was judged to be a catch, even if it seemed to hit the soil. Pinch hitter Eddie Rosario focused on a two-out, two-run single.
Milwaukee, this time in the second two-run home run of Rowdy Tellez’s series, soared forward again in the fifth. His first method, dating back to the seven innings of Game 1, produced the only run in the Brewers series to date. This second shot from Huascar Ynoa was a large shot that jumped over a center-field wall into the fountain.
The Braves are back. The Braves put two other spots in half. Joc Pederson drove one in a force out, Travis d’Arnaud sent a two-out single to the right and brought back another.
Charlie Morton pitched for three days off and continued only 31/3 innings for the Braves. He surrendered four hits and was charged with Milwaukee’s first two runs.
Brewers decided not to use Corbin Burnes, the ace who beat Morton in Game 1. He was all ready to participate in Game 5 of Milwaukee.
Unfortunately for Brewers, they won’t play again until 2022.
“We are all really disappointed,” said manager Craig Counsell. “In the end, we had a big goal. We didn’t get there. But we won 95 games. It’s a special group. They accomplished some special things. rice field.”
Milwaukee starter Eric Lauer first appeared in the series, but not far from Morton. He made 32/3 innings and hit two runs with four hits.
Follow the bounce ball
The Braves could have had a big inning for the fourth time, if nothing seemed to be a blown call in Adam Duvall’s pop-up.
The snicker tried to challenge, but the referee told him that only flyballs and line drives to outfielders were the subject of the video review.
Things really got confused when the scoreboard declared the call “overturned”, but it was an operator error.
Just before third baseman Luis Urías grabbed the deflection, the ball seemed to bounce off Narváez’s catcher’s mitt and barely hit the soil through a replay, but Cole stood.
Braves right fielder and lead-off batter Jorge Soler was removed from the lineup shortly before the match after a positive COVID-19 test.
Outfielder Cristian Pache won the Solar spot on the list of 26 people.
Soler was replaced by Swanson at the top of the order. Pederson, who will start with the left fielder, has shifted to the right. Guillermo Heredia was inserted into the center field, becoming the eighth batter, and Duval switched from the center to the left.
The Soller was among the players acquired before the trading deadline, as the Braves completely rebuilt their first outfield. He hit 27 home runs and 70 RBIs in Kansas City and Atlanta during the regular season, for a total of .223.
Solar had only one at bat in 11 at bats in the first three games against Brewers.
Brewers: Start the 2022 season at home against Arizona Diamondbacks on March 31st.
Braves: Max Fried gets off to a start with the NLCS on Saturday. If the Giants defeat the Dodgers, the series begins in San Francisco. If Los Angeles wins, the first two games will be played in Atlanta.
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