The Los Angeles Dodgers beat Atlanta Braves in Game 3 at Globe Life Field in Arlington on Wednesday night to clinch their first win of the Seven National League Championship Series. Thanks to a relentless and record-breaking first innings of 11 – the most runs ever scored in any innings of a post-season game – the Dodgers won 15-3 (Box score). The series is now 2-1 in favor of Atlanta.
In that first inning, the Dodgers had seven wins, including two doubles, three walks and three home runs, one of which was Max Muncie’s two outs, a Grand Slam. Atlanta starter Kyle Wright, who threw six shutout innings in NLTS vs. Marlins’ Game 3, scored those seven runs and five wins (two homers) in just 28 pitches.
Grand Dayton came on to free Wright with two outs and had a hard time closing the first inning. Dayton began running Mookie Bets, leaving Corey Caesar with a Reserve Bank single before loading it into a hit-by-pitch for Justin Turner. This led to an 11-0 Grand Slam victory over Muncie.
Dodgers starter Julio Urias, who started the game as Clayton Kershaw, is no more His game is ready to return after 2 scratches, He took a double-digit lead before throwing a pitch. He finished his start by working on five innings, taking five runs and allowing only one run while running two runs.
Find out now for a few more things about Game 3.
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The Dodgers broke a few MLP records in the first innings by 11 runs. We reviewed 11 things to learn about the 11 run inning. But we are going to get back all the records set in the Dodgers explosion.
For starters, as we said before, 11 runs is the most runs any team can score in an innings of a post-season game.
More specifically, the 11-run innings was the license record for the Dodgers. It was the club’s highest score in an innings so far, but also their total of 15 runs in the win was the highest score they had scored in a post-season game.
For those wondering, the Dodgers have been around since 1884. Prior to that, the record was 13 runs – twice in Dodgers history – once 2013 NLTS Game3 Against … Braves and 136 against the Yankees in 1956 (as Brooklyn Dodgers) World Series Game 2.
Five home runs from the Dodgers are the most in a game in post-season history. Six of the highest runs ever scored by any MLP team in a playoff game, Cubs Respect during 2015 NLDS Game 3. Five Homers: Caesar, Joke Peterson, Edwin Rios, Munchie and Cody Pellinger
The Dodgers scored their 15th run in the first three innings. Prior to Wednesday, no other MLP team in history had scored multiple runs or multiple homers in the first three innings of a postseason game.
On the most unfortunate side of breaking records, Braves starter became Kyle Wright The first starting pitcher in MLP history Allow seven runs scored and play less than an innings in a post-season game. Wright was pulled after recording two outs and joined the Rockies’ Franklin Morales (2007 World Series, Game 1 vs. Red Sox) as the only player to allow less than seven runs in an innings in a season.
Goodbye, Braves’ victory line
The Braves, who entered Game 3 on Wednesday, have a 7-0 record this season. They beat the Reds in the NLD wild card round. Atlanta kicked off their NLCS vs Dodgers with two big wins. Apparently, with Wednesday’s loss, they are now down to a perfect seasonal record of 7-1.
The Braves Pitch staff have so far been impressed with their post-season run. The Braves pitchers, who entered Wednesday, had conceded just 13 runs in their first seven playoff games – seven of which came in the final three innings of Game 2 wins. Wright scored seven more runs in the first game than the entire Atlanta crew allowed in the first 64 innings of the season. Atlanta recorded four hits in its first five post-season games.
The Braves, on the other hand, outscored their opponents by their first seven games by 24 runs this first season. They scored 37 runs in seven games with 11 homers.
Bach wins first career home run
One of Braves’ best chances, Christian Bach, got his second straight start in the center field for Game 3 on Wednesday. He used it with a solo home run in the third inning. This is how the Braves ran until they added two more in the ninth inning.
Speaking of not only the first home run of his MLP career, he also did so at NLCS, which marks the first post-season home run of his first career. He is the seventh player in MLP history to drive his first career in the latter season and the third-ranked player. He joins: Joe Blandon (2008), Melvin Mora (1999), Don Gullet (1975), Mickey Lolich (1968), Frank DeMary (1932) and Rosie Ryan (1924).
A beautiful achievement for the youth.
Through the playoff moonshot, Bach joins Ronald Aguina Jr., Andrew Jones and Brian McCann as the only Braves in a post-season home run before turning 22 years old.
Bach, who replaced player Adam Dowell in Game 1, left the game with a sloping injury and took two walks in the win. In Game 2, Bach batted ninth as a center fielder and finished with a 5 to 5 run with a Reserve Bank.
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