Brewers vs Braves face each other on Saturday evening the Milwaukee Brewers will look to take a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Atlanta Braves in their National League Division Series matchup. The Brewers won Game 1 on Friday thanks to Rowdy Tellez’s late home run. Charlie Morton and Corbin Burnes delighted us with a pitchers’ duel, and Josh Hader stranded the tying run in the ninth to clinch the win.
Brewers vs Braves
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021, Time: 5:07 p.m. ET
Venue: American Family Field
The Braves have won the NL East four years in a row and came within one game of reaching the World Series last year. The NL Central champion Brewers made the Wild Card Round in each of the past two seasons but came up empty both times. The last time they won the NL Central was in 2018 when they too came within a game of the World Series (both teams were stopped by the Los Angeles Dodgers).
Swanson broke a 1-all tie with a two-run homer in the sixth, one pitch after it appeared he struck out. His run-scoring single in the fourth tied the game at 1-1.
While the Braves’ offense played well, it was really pitching that led the way for Atlanta. Max Fried continued his emergence as one of the best pitchers in baseball after finishing fifth in Cy Young voting last year. Three reliable right handers — Charlie Morton, Ian Anderson and Huascar Ynoa — give the Braves a formidable foursome on the mound that will give any opponent problems.
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After Adam Duvall led off the sixth with a single off Brandon Woodruff, Swanson took a 2-2 pitch. Home plate umpire CB Bucknor called the pitch a ball as Swanson took a half step toward the dugout, believing he struck out.
Brewers vs Braves Game 1 Probable Pitchers
On the mound Friday, Atlanta’s Charlie Morton (14-6, 3.34) faces NL ERA champ Corbin Burnes (11-5, 2.43).
The bad news for Braves fans? While 18 of Morton’s 33 starts this season have been of quality vintage, Atlanta has only gone 17-16 in his rotation turns. The good news for manager Brian Snitker? Morton is a seasoned postseason vet, sporting a 3.38 ERA in 13 playoff appearances (12 starts). Last season, he went 5.1 innings in Game 7 of the ALCS against the Astros, helping the Rays win the American League pennant over his former club.
NLDS merchandise has arrived at the Brewers team store at American Family Field. Featuring the logos of both teams, fans were in stocking up on merchandise Thursday evening. Rita Segerson picked up several items and believes the Brew Crew is going to take this season to the World Series. “We got a solid team, a very solid team,” Segerson says.
They wrote, “Milwaukee possesses arguably the best starting pitching staff in all of baseball. Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff and Freddy Peralta have the potential to dominate series, and Josh Hader is one of the best closers in Major League Baseball. The Brewers offer value in NL Pennant odds at +350.”
The Brewers are the favorites in the series and will be tossing NL Cy Young hopeful Corbin Burnes in Game 1 while the Braves have Charlie Morton on the hill. Let’s take a look at each of their rosters for the NLDS.
They say, “The Brewers find ways to manufacture runs, an important skill in the postseason. Atlanta reached the playoffs by taking advantage of a weak NL East. Prediction: Milwaukee in four.” They added, “The Milwaukee Brewers (+950) or Atlanta Braves (+1200) could be sizable underdogs in the NLCS against either NL West team.”
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