Back-to-Back Homers Late Put the Braves One Win Away From a World Championship
Seventh inning. 2-1 Astros. A game which certainly wasn't out of reach, but one you probably wouldn't have picked the Braves to win, either.
That's when Dansby Swanson and Jorge Soler stepped to the plate and authored with two swings what will hopefully be a fateful chapter in Atlanta Braves history.
You never know who it's going to be, but you just have the feeling every night that someone with a tomahawk across their chest is going to be the hero. This team never quit after four months of below-.500 baseball and it hasn't quit no matter what adversity has hit in the Postseason. This is the most fun I've ever had as a sports fan after a season which seemed doomed so many times.
And while this will always be remembered as the Swanson and Soler Game, what Kyle Wright did tonight can't possibly be overstated. Wright came into the game in the first inning after Atlanta's opener Dylan Lee only recorded one out and left the bases loaded. He allowed just one of the inherited runners to score and gave up one earned run of his own in 4.2 innings to keep the Braves in it to even have a chance for those homers.
The job is not finished, but it's as close as you can get. The Braves exorcised their 3-1 lead demon in the NLCS against the Dodgers and now have a chance to close out the World Series in Atlanta. I need it.
I'll see everybody back here Sunday night.
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