ATLANTA (AP) — This was a game the Atlanta Braves absolutely had to win. Baseball’s only 20-game winner, Kyle Wright threw six innings to beat Zack Wheeler. . After steady rain delayed the first pitch by nearly three hours, Wright gave up two hits and claimed the win when Braves gave Wheeler three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. After losing the opening game of a best-of-five series 7-6, The Braves turned to a right-handed man with big arms and a sharp curveball. He finally unleashed his immense potential. “I’ve done a lot this year,” Wright said. “Really, back to confidence. “Wright, the 5th overall pick in the 2017 Amateur Draft, struggled to make it through Triple-A and came into this season with a 2-8 record in the majors. He’s completely turned around and has a 21-5 record better than any other big league pitcher. Collecting three more wins, his only major threat was in 2nd when Bryce Harper led with a double and then tagged a flyout to Nick Castellanos’ deep center and moved to 3. Harper was Alec Bohm’s A sharp touch forced him to rush back to first and third base, and Brandon Marsh struck out a 96 mph four-seam swing. Braves manager Brian Snitker said of Wright: “While he went out to figure things out, he You will continue to develop, grow and gain confidence. “With his arsenal he can be a force for a long time.” AJ Minter, Raisel Iglesias and Kenley Jansen finished three hits in one inning. Jansen earned the 20th and first save of his postseason career. With the Braves after spending the last decade or so with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Game 3 is in Philadelphia on Friday. Dansby Swanson played brilliantly to finish Game 6 of the Phillies. Sprinting with his back to the infield, the shortstop reached out to catch the snare. While JT Realmuto’s pop fly tumbled into the outfield grass. Wright realized that Swanson had released the catch, and threw his arms into the air, which turned out to be the last pitch of 83 pitch jewels where Wright caught six strikeouts in a single walk. Wright watched the Braves finally break a scoreless tie in the second half in the top stage of the dugout and take all the damage after Wheeler retires the first two batters. It started when Wheeler threw Ronald Acuña Jr. near his right elbow at bat 96. There was a delay of several minutes while Acuña, writhing in mph fastball pain as he climbed into a long hitter and went inside, was checked out by the training staff. From the Atlanta dugout, Gil Heredia got ready to enter. Meanwhile, Wheeler threw a few balls to keep his looseness. A right-handed pitcher who grew up in Metro Atlanta wasn’t the same after Acuña finally advanced to first base. Swanson did the walking and Matt Olson drove the first run of the game. , tore one former first baseman Rhys Hoskins. He waved gently at the ball, which he could at least knock over. “If you ask Rhys, I think he’ll tell you you should.” Phillies manager Rob Thomson said the Olson RBI single was well-received, but the Braves didn’t finish it. Austin Riley’s strong swing dribbled the third base line slightly for infield hits, making it 2-0. Then, Travis d’Arnaud grounded midway for another scoring hit and Wheeler finally made the third out. September 25. Since then, the Phillies have played 14 games in a row, including four playoffs, in their first postseason appearance since 2011. “To leave here with a split and come home in front of a house full of passionate people … I think our players will give the arms a little bit of a chance,” Thompson said. PAINFUL PLUNKAcuña will definitely hurt after being hit by Wheeler’s pitch, but Snitker said there was no structural damage. “They can cure him.” DEFENSIVE BRAVESwanson’s catch wasn’t even the best defensive play of the night for the home team. Riley created a similar back-to-the-field grip in the foul area in the eighth. It was even more difficult as third baseman had to navigate the railing and the tarps stored in front of it. UP NEXTRHP Aaron Nola (11-13, 3.25 ERA) nods in Game 3 of the Phillies. The Braves have yet to announce a starter who will be RHP Charlie Morton (9-6, 4.34) or rookie RHP Spencer Strider (11-5, 2.67). Strider has not pitched since September 18 with a line injury.
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