NLCS moves to Game 7 vs Braves in first innings of Dodgers 3


Walker Buehler, the young Dodgers once again needed when the stakes were the highest, was the second hard fumble in the Dodgers’ 3–1 win over Atlantis Braves in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday.

The three Atlanta Braves had consistently delivered singles to load bases without any outsides. Atlanta had a third down the lineup. The Dodgers’ early three-run lead was hanging by a thread. In response, Buehler vaulted to another level.

The right-hander fired three fastballs for Austin Riley’s strikeout. He then fired six more to Nick Marquis. The sixth traveled at 100 mph. Markakis placed his bat on his shoulder for strike three. Cristian Pache, a 21-year-old crook, stood between Buehler and a clean escape.

Before the duel, catcher Austin Barnes moved to Buehler to concretize a plan. It was time to merge the pattern. Buehler retreated to the zone with a 99 mph strike, but then drove with a cutter at a speed of 94 mph which Pachey fired. Pache then overtook a 98 mph fastball. Finally, Buehler switched off the gas. He blushed a slider. Poche hit a ground ball to shortstop Corey Seeger, who hit a stop backhand for the third out.

Buehler took off his blue glove. “lets go!” He shouted on his way back to the dugout. This was the best chance to derail Brehr and he failed. He scored just one run in the seventh inning against Blake Trenin.

Pitching for the second straight day, Kenley Johnson earned a save with a one-two-ninth inning as the Dodgers won their second straight game in a series three and forced a Game 7 on Sunday at the Globe Life Field did.

The Dodgers right fielder Mookie Bates makes a spectacular jump in the fifth inning of NLCS Game 6 on Saturday.

Keeke Hernandez, who started the Dodgers’ second baseman on Saturday, is in his sixth season with the team. Never, he said, did he see the team as energetic for a day’s play as it was on Saturday morning. Something was screaming There was some music. Some were dancing, they said that most were from him. Coffee, nothing more, vigorously caffeinated.

“Not long before Red Bull,” Hernández said. “I think it’s a healthy choice to eat breakfast before your first Red Bull of the day.”

The energy spread in the first innings. Batting at number two, Corey Seeger clubbed a Kyrball to return for Game 5 in his four-bats for his third home run. Justin Turner made it back to back home runs with a center to blast. Cody Belinger added an RBI to complete a three-run outburst.

The Dodgers were designed for a steady diet of Max Fried’s Cureballs. The left-hander inspired five whispers in Game 1. The Dodgers came to 12 curlballs in Game 6 and missed once.

Atlanta had a reliever warming up in the bullpen in the first inning, but Fried survived and recovered the ship. The Harvard-Westlake High graduate kept the Doggers at bay until his departure over the next five innings. He surrendered eight hits, walked four, and struck out five.

Buehler, however, was better.

The Dodgers leap to right fielder Mookie Bates to hit the ball designated by the Braves.

Dodgers right fielder Mookie Bates leaped to catch the ball from Brods designated hitter Marcel Ozuna during the fifth inning.

(Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Atlanta managed to create traffic on the basepaths in Buehler’s six scoreless innings, but could not sustain a rally. Buehler acted in about seven hit films. He released five walks in his first two playoff debuts, including a career-high five in Game 1 of the series, but the batter did not go on Saturday.

Mukki Bates assisted his pitcher in right field in the fifth with another highlight play. To ease the sinking line drive in Game 5, Bates went high, jumping against the wall to rob Marcel Ozuna of extra bases and the Braves from a second run.

It was the first time Buehler had completed six innings since August 21, when blisters on his index and middle fingers gave him a first bulge for the next six weeks. The television broadcast revealed on Saturday that Blusher used Rhoda rub of ointment stain applied by the former Dodgers trainer to treat blisters. This measure made a difference in Game 6.

The outing was just the latest on Buehler’s growing list of dynamic performances in important sports. Buehler has started three elimination games, a division-deciding game 163 and a World Series game in his career. In those five starts, he gave up two runs in 31 innings with 30 strikeouts and six walks. On Saturday, they saved the Dodgers.