Scouts: Prof is off being a professional business adult once more, so you have just me today to start off your week. Yesterday was a fairly exciting day as we have one team going home for good, and another living to fight another day.
Atlanta is out of second changes. This is it for them. The young, talented team ran into a brick wall in LA, but returned home with one final chance to make good on a season very few people saw coming. Last night was a pretty good start. Atlanta jumped out to a 5 run lead in the second inning, gained primarily off a grand slam by Ronald Acuna Jr, the likely NL Rookie of the Year.
Unfortunately, Sean Newcomb, Kevin Gausman, and Max Fried were unable to hold the lead, as Chris Taylor homered in the 5th, followed by a pinch-hit home run by Max Muncy, also in the 5th.
But Freddie Freeman would not be denied and hit the game winner in the 6th, and the bullpen would hold the lead from there.
Wow, this one included much less excitement and drama. That is unless you are a Brewers fan. Milwaukee is riding a 11 game winning streak, and have shut out the Rockies in two consecutive games to kick Colorado out of the playoffs.
Defensively, the Rockies didn’t perform much better, giving up runs on both a balk and a wild pitch in the 6th, and allowing homers to Orlando Arcia, Keon Braxton, and Jesus Aguilar.
Milwaukee now gets to head home and enjoy a day or two of rest while the Braves and Dodgers finish off their set.
Astros – Dallas Keuchel v. Indians – Mike Clevinger: Houston leads 2-0 – 1:30 PM EST
Dodgers – Rich Hill v. Braves – Mike Foltynewicz: LA leads 2-1 – 4:30 PM EST
Red Sox – Nathan Eovaldi v Yankees – Luis Severino: Series Tied 1-1 – 7:40 PM EST