Braves look to clinch NLDS win tonight
By WVUA 23 Digital Writer Drew Pavan
The Atlanta Braves tonight will look to close out the NLDS against the Milwaukee Brewers. As Milwaukee will try to bounce back from being down 2-1 in the series, but Atlanta looks to close out the series.
Joc Pederson once again came up clutch in Game 3 with a pinch-hit three-run home run in the fifth inning to thrust the Braves into the lead and was the result of the only runs of the night and help clinch the series lead. Atlanta’s pitching staff has been a huge help as they help lead the Brewers to a scoreless outing on Saturday and Monday.
While Game 4 is just hours away from the first pitch, Braves manager Brian Snitker announced last night that they will start ace Charlie Morton on short rest.
Morton hasn’t started a game on three days rest since 2008 when he was 24. Now almost 13 years later Morton, now 37 years old, will look to punch the Braves’ ticket to the NLCS.
Morton started Game 1 for Atlanta this past Friday and looked sharp on the hill for six scoreless innings before letting up a two-run home run to Rowdy Tellez. Since Morton gave up that two-run shot, the Brewers haven’t scored a run since.
It’s unclear how many innings we can expect Morton to go tonight, but with the way Atlanta’s bullpen has performed, we should expect them to cover the middle innings tonight.