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Pre-World-Series-Gamin’: Braves at Astros (7:09 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Those pesky 3-1 World Series leads, am I right?

Despite allowing a first-inning grand slam, the Astros successfully kicked the series back to Houston on Sunday night with a 9-5 victory over the Braves. Atlanta has two shots left to win this thing, but they’ll have to do it on the road.

Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves – World Series Game 6

After losing their last game, the Braves are going to see if using an actual big-league starting pitcher like Max Fried can make a difference in the World Series. Maybe that’s a little unfair, but I’m desperate for them to finally finish off the Astros and I don’t think back-to-back bullpen games was really the answer.

Though, to be sure, Fried may well be running out of gas. He did well enough in first two playoff starts this October (NLDS G2, NLCS G1) with a combined 12.0 IP and just 3 earned runs between them. But in his last two starts (NLCS G5, World Series G2), he managed to go just 9.2 innings total with 11 earned runs on 15 hits and three walks, including the team’s first loss to the Astros. That said, a man in this position can be dangerous:

“I’m ready to go out there and leave it all on the field,” Fried said. “It’s probably going to be my last outing of the year, so there’s nothing to hold back.”

Luis Garcia is starting opposite Fried, in what will be his FIFTH start of the postseason, though only one can really be called successful:

ALDS G3: 2.2 IP, 5H, 5ER, 3BB, 3Ks
ALCS G2: 1.0 IP, 2H, 5ER, 3BB, 2Ks
ALCS G6: 5.2 IP, 1H, 0ER, 1BB, 7Ks
WS G3: 3.2 IP, 3H, 1ER, 4BB, 6Ks

If Game 6 goes anything like Game 3, this could be the night for the Braves. I hope Jorge Soler goes 4-4 with 4 home runs.

Broadcast Info

First Pitch: 7:09 PM (CT)
TV: FOX
Radio: ESPN 1000

Starting Pitching Matchup

Astros: Luis Garcia (R) – 2021: 3.30 ERA, 3.98 FIP

vs.

Braves: Max Fried (L) – 2021: 3.04 ERA, 3.49 FIP

Starting Lineups

Atlanta Braves:

1. Eddie Rosario, LF
2. Jorge Soler, DH
3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
4. Austin Riley, 3B
5. Adam Duvall, CF
6. Joc Pederson, RF
7. Ozzie Albies, 2B
8. Travis d’Arnaud, C
9. Dansby Swanson, SS

Houston Astros:

1. Jose Altuve, 2B
2. Michael Brantley, LF
3. Carlos Correa, SS
4. Yordan Alvarez, DH
5. Yuli Gurriel, 1B
6. Kyle Tucker, RF
7. Alex Bregman, 3B
8. Jose Siri, CF
9. Martin Maldonado, C



Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami