Atlanta Braves Bounceback with Another Walk-off Win Over Giants
For the second time in this series, the Atlanta Braves get a walk-off hit to take down the San Francisco Giants in dramatic fashion.
There have already been some huge highs and lows in this series between the Atlanta Braves and San Francisco Giants with one left to play.
After the Braves suffered a tough defeat on Tuesday even after scoring 10 runs, it looked like the Giants were going to take control of the series with their ace, Carlos Rodon, on the mound and cruising through the first 6 innings.
But they scratch across a run against Rodon in the seventh and run him out of the game.
Then in the ninth inning, the team MVP — Dansby Swanson — brought them within a run with a leadoff homer after being down 0-2 in the count and working it full.
Marcell Ozuna fought off a tough pitch and found a hole and then had some heads-up baserunning on a deep fly ball by Matt Olson.
William Contreras tied the game up with a sharp single down the left-field line, and then he stole second to set up Adam Duvall for the walk-off hit.
This team has that feeling again that they’re never out of a game. Even in the loss on Tuesday, they came back several times.
Braves: Charlie Morton with Another Encouraging Start
The reason the offense had a chance to comeback in this game is because of another great outing by Charlie Morton.
He allowed a couple of solo home runs to the Giants, but overall he was masterful over 7 innings with 11 strikeouts and no walks.
It’s a three-game stretch now for Morton where we’ve seen dramatic improvement.
During that stretch, he’s struckout 32 batters in 20 innings while allowing just 11 hits and 1 walk.
The command — particularly with the curveball — looks much better and he seems more in control on the mound.
This is huge for the Braves rotation to once again have the top of the rotation Morton we’re used to seeing.