Atlanta Barves vs. Los Angeles Trolley Dodgers—7:15pm CT FOX
Walker “The Iron Man” Buehler kept the Dodgers’ hopes alive, as he threw 6 IP scoreless in a Game 6 win. His game was best summed up by this tweet following the 2nd inning:
Walker Buehler loaded the bases with no outs. Then he did this.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 17, 2020
FB 99 (strikeout)
FB 100 (strikeout)
SL 87 (groundout)
Braves have to capitalize there. A huge blown opportunity and good work by Buehler vs. bottom of lineup.
Though Dansby the Mansby went 3-3 off his former roommate, the Barves never challenged Buehler again. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts tried to give them a chance, as he did his best Gabe Kapler impersonation by pulling Walker at 89 pitches. The first reliever, Treinen, gave up 2 H and 1 R, but Baez and Jansen got through the 8th and 9th unscathed
Today, the Barves give the ball to former Vandy commit that never was Ian Anderson. As of writing this post (1pm CT), the Trolley Dodgers have not announced their starting pitcher.
Will the young gun be able to hold off the Dodgers’ all-world lineup? Who will LA turn to on the mound, as Clayton Kershaw’s back has all but certainly kept him out of commission?
See you tonight for Game 7.