Braves rally in ninth to take NLDS lead over Cardinals

Containing the Braves’ power and running at will Cardinals’ keys to winning the NLDS

Containing the Braves’ power and running at will Cardinals’ keys to winning the NLDS

In Sport 2, they beat Cardinals honest correct-hander Jack Flaherty, who turned into as soon as merely the NL's most up to date pitcher coming in. Adam Duvall and the Braves bullpen sealed that win for Atlanta.

The Atlanta Braves did NOT pass out their traditional foam tomahawks prior to Game 5 of the NLDS on Wednesday. after St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley - a member of the Cherokee tribe - spoke out against the promotion. Tommy Edman ended the game 2-for-3 with a double plus a walk. Miles Mikolas threw a flawless inning of relief with no strikeouts to pick up the win. The Braves' Mike Soroka almost matched him, striking out seven in seven innings and allowing one run on two hits.

"It's like a National Basketball Association game; you don't want to leave this team in the seventh inning because they can lay around dead in the water, and then everything happens in the last hour of the game, last 30 minutes of the game". But it's easier said than done with Foltynewicz on the mound.

"That's like where we're going".

After two outs and an intentional walk to catcher Brian McCann, Dansby Swanson tied the game with a double to left field that plated one run.

Shane Greene gave up a game-tying hit to Yadier Molina while Julio Teheran allowed the walk-off hit to Molina to send us to a fifth game.

The Braves won that game at home, 3-0, as a +103 underdog behind seven shutout innings from Foltynewicz. Acuña was stranded on third when Josh Donaldson flied out in the ninth.

I know Mike Foltynewicz looked very good in his Game 2 start, but it is fair to question if he will be able to do that again against the same lineup who now is more familiar with him. Carlos Martinez, who imploded in Game 3, recovered after a leadoff double to retire the next three batters.

Altuve has homered in Game 1 of the ALDS for 3 straight years, and the small-but-powerful second baseman now has nine home runs in 33 career postseason games.

"He did exactly what we needed him to do and it was a hot day", Snitker said. The teams split the first two in the best-of-five series.

"These are fun, exciting games", said Matt Carpenter, who came through with a pinch-hit bloop single off Melancon to tie the game in the eighth. "Not so much nervous, but just because this will be the first time I'm going into the postseason with the Atlanta Braves".

"We got a bunch of guys that want to prove something", Molina said.

Cardinals' starter Adam Wainright tossed seven-and-two-thirds scoreless innings, allowing four hits and striking out eight.

It was the first set of consecutive playoff homers for the Cardinals since Wong and Randal Grichuk accomplished the feat in Game 2 of the 2015 NLDS against the Chicago Cubs.

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