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October 3, 2019
The Atlanta Braves entered the 2019 postseason full of hope and high on potential. In the regular season, the club posted its highest win total—97—since 2003. Its den of young stars, led by downballot MVP candidate Ronald Acuña Jr. in the field and downballot Rookie of the Year candidate Mike Soroka on the mound, added an enviable blend of excitement and skills. And Atlanta was favored in its first-round series against the Cardinals as it searched for its first playoff advancement since 2001, when Acuña was 3 years old. (READ MORE) by
As the strengths that kept them grounded all season shifted beneath their feet and slipped from their grip, the most inconsistent part of the Cardinals’ game, the one they could count on the least all summer, came to their rescue Thursday in the nick of the ninth.
Playoff rookie Marcell Ozuna and Kolten Wong each swatted a two-run double to take and widen the Cardinals’ lead in what became a 7-6 victory over Atlanta in Game 1 of the National League Division Series. (READ MORE) by
Atlanta Braves reliever Chris Martin entered the game in the eighth inning but had to exit before completing his warm up tosses. The initial report was left oblique tightness.
Luke Jackson will come into the game with the Braves leading 3-1 in the eighth and promptly served up a solo home run to Paul Goldschmidt on the first pitch. (READ MORE) by
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS-ATLANTA BRAVES HIGHLIGHT GAME 1