Corey Seager’s sweet swing. Walker Buller’s composure. The revival of Kenley Jansen.
The Los Angeles Dodgers once again got what they needed.
Justin Turner said: “We did what we had to do to force the seventh game.”
They did it.
Seager hit a home run again, Buehler threw 6 scoreless innings, and the Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Warriors 3-1 on Saturday to bring the NL Championship Series to a winner-takes-all final.
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Los Angeles avoided elimination for the second time in less than 24 hours, and it was alive when it chased the third pennant in four years. Since 1
Dodge team manager Dave Roberts said: “I can still recover from it, but I’m already thinking about the seventh game.” “This is your life.”
Turner also hit a home run for Los Angeles, and Jansen scored 9th for his 18th playoff save.
The NL West and East champions will play again on Sunday night. This may be the first time in major league history that two rookies will start in the seventh game.
Roberts has always reserved options for the starting pitcher, while the Braves plan to go with rookie right hand Ian Anderson, who shot 15 2/3 in the first three games of the playoffs without a score. Tony Gonsolin and three-time NL Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw are both choices in Los Angeles.
“Shoot, we will go there and let us fly. Game 7 is another baseball game,” said Atlanta manager Brian Snitker. “You must treat it like this.”
The Braves hope to celebrate Snitker’s 65th birthday this Saturday, the team’s first World Championship sleeper since 1999. However, Max Fried lost for the first time in a year, entering the seventh game after surrendering three games in a difficult first round.
Buehler used Stan’s Rodeo ointment to treat the annoying blisters, hitting 65 of the 89 pitches. He allowed seven hits instead of six without walking.
After Atlanta hit the base in three consecutive games to finish second (his Vanderbilt roommate Dansby Swanson’s last blow), the right-hander did drive the enthusiasm of the game, and ten consecutive fastballs got out of the predicament.
Austin Riley fired at 98.7 mph, and Nick Markakis went on strike for the third time at 99.7 mph. The 21-year-old rookie Cristian Pache had an RBI in his first four NLCS tees, but retired due to a one-game elimination.
Turner said: “His mound is incredible.”
Buhler said he never felt calm during the game, especially in this situation. He attributes catcher Austin Barnes and past experiences to him.
“I failed at those moments. I went through this process and I have been excellent since then, but that kind of failure no longer frightens me,” Buhler said. “The more you go through these things, your heartbeat will change and it will slow down.”
This is a far cry from Buehler’s playoff debut in the third game of the NL Division series two years ago, when the Braves were still dealing with him in the second game. After running on the trail, Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a Grand Slam on the next court.
Fried played 5 goals and walked 4 steps in 6 2/3 innings. He only allowed two home runs when he entered 11 innings 7-0 in the regular season. But the Dodgers entered the abyss twice with three pitches in the first game.
Sigg pulled a towering shot to the right on the 73 mph corner. Turner caught the ball on the 93 mph sinker. The ball reached 418 feet and reached the center. Max Muncy scored in a back-to-back singles match between Will Smith and Cody Bellinger and won 3-0.
“I performed well in a game like this, and let us really fall behind by eight goals.” Fried said. “For me, this is unacceptable.”
Seager scored two home runs in Game 5 on Friday night. His NLCS record has 5 home runs and 11 RBI, and it is still a game. His six home runs are already the Dodgers’ playoff record.
Mookie Betts was the 2018 AL MVP and the first year Dodge (Dodger). He eagerly chased the right wall and ended fifth place. Although it wasn’t a home run, it snatched Marcell Ozuna’s extra base, and the Braves might run away.
Bates pumped two fists while shouting loudly, and then celebrated with Bellinger, while Buhler raised his right arm in the air.
With Buehler out of the game, Nick Markakis challenged Blake Treinen with a three-to-one advantage, leading seventh, and returning home with Ronald Acuña Jr’s singles and doubles.
But the Dodgers bullpen ended the game from there, and Janssen entered the seventh game with an encouraging performance and completed the victory.
Since the Dodgers’ first playoff victory in the wildcard round this season ended, this is Johnson’s first chance to win in five appearances. In a 7-3 victory on Friday night, he hit one side with 12 pitches.
Turner said: “Not only for us, but for him, it was two big outings. You can see his confidence in the mound attackers.” “That was Kenley Johnson I, one of us. Everyone knows and likes it.”
Ozzie Albies hit a slow knife on the first base line of the sixth base of the Braves led by Muncy, who made the mark before the ball popped. Albis thought he was not there and never touched first base. Muncy threw the ball to Buehler, who tagged the runner who had returned to the Atlanta canoe.
Game 7 seconds
The Dodgers participated in Game 7 for the third time in four years. In the decisive game of the 2018 NLCS, they won 5-1 in Milwaukee, and in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros lost 5-1 at home. Since NLCS defeated St. Louis 15-0 in 1996, Atlanta has not participated in the seventh game.
Los Angeles tied for the most 14 home runs in the NLCS, and trailed two LCS most in the Tampa Bay Rays in 2008. … The Dodgers had only one chance to win the elimination rounds in three consecutive games. Those were the five best NL divisional series in 1981. That year, they won the World Series.
Brave: Anderson needed 85 pitches to break into four innings in the second game, when he only allowed one shot to hit a five-pointer. But he walked five combos in an 8-7 win in Atlanta.
Dodgers: Gonsolin’s playoff debut after Game 2 came after Kershaw was scratched due to back spasms. Gonsolin shot 7 but allowed five in 4 1/3 innings. Kershaw scored into the fourth game on Thursday.