The Atlanta Braves are now just one win away from their second World Series Championship since moving to Atlanta after a thrilling 3-2 win in Game 4 Saturday night. Dansby Swanson and Jorge Soler hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh to turn a 2-1 deficit into a 3-2 lead. The bullpen took care of the rest to give the Braves a 3-1 series lead.
Dylan Lee got the start as the opener but struggled allowing an infield single and a pair of walks. Kyle Wright entered and managed to escape the jam with just one run scoring. Wright was an unsung hero tossing 4 2/3 innings while allowing five hits, three walks but just one run. He kept the Braves in it while pitching in his most extensive action of the season in the biggest spot of his career.
World Series News
- It wasn’t the outing that Lee was hoping for, but he became the first pitcher in Major League history to have his first career start come in the World Series.
- Joc Pederson broke his pearl necklace during Friday’s game but never fear, he had his jeweler fly into Atlanta Saturday with a replacement.
- The Astros were forced to make a change to their World Series roster Saturday with catcher Jason Castro hitting the COVID-19 injured list. He was replaced on the roster by catcher Garrett Stubbs.
- Framber Valdez will get the start for the Astros in Game 5. Valdez was Houston’s Game 1 starter and struggled allowing five runs in just two innings.
- The Mets’ search for a new president of baseball operations is ongoing despite a number of candidates turning down the opportunity.
- Hanshin Tigers closer Robert Suarez has a player option for 2022 and could become a free agent. Suarez will turn 31 in March and has pitched in Nippon Professional Baseball since 2016. He posted a 1.16 ERA in 62 1/3 innings this season with a 25.3% strikeout rate.