Braves send postseason star Smith to Astros for RHP Odorizzi
The World Series champion Atlanta Braves bolstered their starting staff ahead of the trade deadline Tuesday by giving up a reliever who played a big part in their 2021 title. Poised for another postseason run, the Braves dealt former closer Will Smith to the Houston Astros for right-hander Jake Odorizzi, giving Atlanta a sixth starting pitcher for the final two months of the regular season. The move was the biggest of three deadline deals pulled off by general manager Alex Anthopoulos, who on Monday gave up minor leaguers for corner outfielder Robbie Grossman from Detroit and infielder Ehire Adrianza from Washington.news.yahoo.com
The Latest: Astros force series back to Houston with 9-5 win
Carlos Correa had three hits, Martin Maldonado found three different ways to drive in runs and pinch-hitter Marwin Gonzalez blooped a tiebreaking, two-run single in the fifth inning to lead the Houston Astros over the Atlanta Braves 9-5 and cut their World Series deficit to three games to two.
Brave hook? Anderson yanked after 5 no-hit innings in Game 3
Despite a troublingly short-handed pitching staff that could use as much length as possible from its starters, Atlanta manager Brian Snitker pulled starter Ian Anderson with a 1-0 lead over Houston and a no-hitter through five innings of World Series Game 3.
World Series 2021: Atlanta Braves take 2-1 Series lead over Houston Astros with Game 3 win
ATLANTA (AP) — Rookie right-hander Ian Anderson and the Braves’ bullpen took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, Austin Riley and Travis d’Arnaud drove in runs and Atlanta beat the Houston Astros 2-0 Friday night to grab a 2-1 lead in the World Series. It was d’Arnaud’s second home run of this World Series and first long ball at home this season. Atlanta stopped a five-game home World Series losing streak. In the Series for the first time since 1999, the Braves won at home for the first time since the sixth and final game of the 1995 World Series against Cleveland. Anderson hit a batter and threw just 39 of 76 pitches for strikes before he was pulled by Snitker.mlive.com
Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves - World Series: Game 3 (10/29/21) | How to Watch, Start Time
After a the first two games in Houston, the World Series shifts to Atlanta for the middle-stretch of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros, with the series all knotted up at one game apiece. After the Braves used their offense early to pace themselves to a game one win, the Astros returned the favor in game two. After Alex Bregman drove in Jose Altuve in the first inning, Houston put up a four spot in the bottom of the second inning to jump ahead, 5-1. Watch the World Series on FuboTV (7-day free trial)Jose Altuve added his fourth home run of the postseason in the seventh inning to help cap off a 7-2 win, tying the series 1-1. What: World Series (Game 3)Who: Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves (Series tied 1-1)When: Friday, October 29Time: 8:00 p.m.mlive.com
Future aces of MLB? Comparing Casey Mize, Tarik Skubal to other prospects who debuted in 2020
Detroit Tigers pitching prospects Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal debuted to much fanfare this summer. Given the restrictions of the 60-game season, it might have seemed like Skubal and Mize got comparatively little work. Detroit Tigers pitcher Tarik Skubal throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Minneapolis. How he got his chance: Skubal was called up to the big leagues to start Aug. 18 against the White Sox, making his debut one day before Casey Mize. Detroit Tigers pitcher Casey Mize throws against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.mlive.com