A preview of the National League Championship Series (NLCS)? The Atlanta Braves won their home opener against the San Diego Padres in a close game.
Atlanta and San Diego met on the 7th (Korean time) at True East Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. This game is Atlanta’s first home game of the season.
The game was played in a close match between the two teams. A 2-0 lead for Atlanta and a 3-2 lead for San Diego. A 4-3 lead for Atlanta, and a 4-4 tie.
Another 6-4 lead for San Diego, a 6-6 tie for Atlanta, and a 7-6 finish for Atlanta. The thrilling content of the game continued.
It was the 9th inning that decided the game. After Eddie Rosario hit a double in the ninth inning with no runners on base, Orlando Arcia’s walk-off hit came out.
Kim Ha-seong started as second baseman ninth and recorded one hit. The hit came from Atlanta starting pitcher Spencer Strider’s 97 mph.
Atlanta took the lead. In the first inning, Austin Riley hit a sacrifice fly to San Diego starting pitcher Blake Snell to score the first run.
Atlanta then made it 2-0 with Arcia’s home run in the third inning. But the lead didn’t last long. In the 4th inning, San Diego’s Matt Carpender hit Strider with a come-from-behind 3 run.
Atlanta, which allowed a turnaround, turned the game over immediately in the 4th inning. Kevin Pilar’s timely hit and Matt Olsen’s push walk, which did not miss Snell’s shaken gap, came out.
But Atlanta’s one-point lead didn’t last long either. After Strider went down the mound in the 6th inning, Jake Cronenworth hit a home run to tie the game. The match is 4-4.
After that, the first team to win was San Diego. In the 8th inning, Kirby Yates’ wild pitch and throwing error came out consecutively and earned 2 points.
Until this point, San Diego’s victory was likely. But Atlanta’s potential was astonishing. Timely hits by Olson and Travis Dano in the 8th inning tied the game at 6-6.
And Arcia’s ending hit broke out in the 9th inning with 2 out and 2 base in a 6-6 match. The game ended with Atlanta winning 7-6.
Atlanta’s AJ Minter, who blocked San Diego’s 9th inning scoreless, won the game. On the other hand, San Diego’s Tim Hill and Nabil Chrismat had a blown save and lost.