Atlanta Braves they sealed this Tuesday his pass to the National League Championship Series for the second consecutive year, after dispatching the Milwaukee Brewers in four games.
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The team led by Brian Snitker, who had one of the most powerful offenses during the season, was limited by the arms of Milwaukee, but instead, it was the pitching that grew; Anesthetizing the offense of the "hops" especially in games 2 and 3 where they were given a couple of blanks.
Max Fried and Ian Anderson; both in different parks combined to leave the Brewers slugger with six hits, with a total of 15 strikeouts in 11 innings of work, these being key games; as one meant leaving American Family Field with a victory and taking advantage of the push from Game 2 to tip the balance in favor of the Braves.
Braves dominance in all respects
In two games at Truist Park, the Braves' pitching staff posted a 2.00 ERA with 13 hits and four runs in 18 innings, retired 24 paddlers via strikeout and posted a 0.94 WHIP; even the relief, who had been problematic during the regular round, led the division series in ERA (1.23), saves (3) and strikeout rate per nine innings (11.66).
The merit was not only to stand out in pitching, but to overshadow the performance of the Milwaukee starters, who despite having Corbin Burnes and Brandon Woodruff; neither of them could take the victory and they were surpassed by Georgia in ERA (1.77 / 2.29), WHIP (0.74 / 0.96) and more importantly, average of the opponents (.176 / .186).
Throughout the series, the Braves' pitching combined to boast a 1.54 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 48 strikeouts and nine walks in 35 acts of work, keeping games close.