Wright, d'Arnaud lead Braves to sweep Marlins, reach NLCS
Atlanta Braves players celebrate after defeating the Miami Marlins in Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Houston. And even those future Hall of Famers didn't throw the way these Braves have this postseason. Wright (1-0) was sharp despite not pitching since Sept. 25, allowing three hits and walking two with a career-high seven strikeouts. Atlanta became the second team in history to throw four shutouts in the first five playoff games, joining the 1905 New York Giants behind Hall of Famers Christy Mathewson and Joe McGinnity. D’Arnaud knocked a double off the bullpen in right-center to send two home and extend the lead to 3-0.
Should Astros target starting pitching or relief pitching? Why not both?
Syndergaard has two more years of team control after the 2019 season. He pitched against the Astros once this season, and struggled, giving up three runs in four innings. 2019 Getty Images Starting pitcher Robbie Ray pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the sixth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 22, 2019, in Phoenix, Arizona. Trevor Bauer, Cleveland IndiansRight-handed starting pitcherAge: 28Theres no point to get into it the Astros have no interest in trading for Bauer. 2019 Getty Images Relief pitcher Shane Greene throws in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 14, 2019, in Kansas City, Missouri.