Last night was a special night for Cristian Pache as his first MLB hit, a double, and first MLB RBI came in a 1-run victory. It’s a small sample to be sure, but Pache has shown that he’s been much more patient than his minor league stats would imply and while most of his batted balls haven’t found grass (.167 avg), he’s still gotten on base at a .375 clip. I’ve also liked that he’s shown willingness to utilize the entire field and that’s serious growth for him as a hitter.
Ian Anderson Ties a Century Old Record
Ian Anderson has now logged 15 2/3 innings in the postseason without giving up a run so of course his name goes down aside Christy Mathewson, who last played in 1916, as the 2nd player in baseball history to pitch his first 3 postseason starts of 4 innings or more, without giving up a run. This kid is something special.
Mooshine Kyle takes the Ball for Game 3
Since rejoining the team on September 8th after battling some command demons, Moonshine Kyle Wright 2.0 has been a rotation revelation. Through 5 games, including 1 in the postseason, Wright has been brilliant, pitching to a 3.07 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, 7.75 K/9, and 2.8 BB/9.
Not tooting my own horn, but TOOT! TOOT! as this was the alignment I thought we’d see for tonight.
7 in a row. Let’s make it 8 tonight then let Bryse Wilson (tomorrow’s announced starter) end this thing and send the Braves back to where they belong!