World Series News:
From the article: Fried’s first two innings were not pretty, but with the best-of-seven Series tied, 1-1, it’s difficult to blame the Braves for feeling like they not only neutralized Houston’s home-field advantage but gained an advantage of their own. Ian Anderson is scheduled to start Game 3 in front of the hometown crowd with a mostly fresh bullpen intact.
From the article: With one out in the second inning, No. 6 hitter Kyle Tucker started a rally that went: Single, single, run-scoring single, two-run single aided by a Braves error, lineout, run-scoring single. When Alex Bregman finally grounded out to end the frame, the Astros had turned a 1-1 tie into a commanding 5-1 lead they would never relinquish, ultimately landing a 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves to even up the series.
From the article: In the seventh, Jose Altuve added some insurance with a solo home run. It was the 22nd postseason home run of his career. He also doubled in Game 2. Elsewhere in the lineup, Michael Brantley notched a multi-hit game in the postseason for the 18th time in his career.
From the article: “It was a lengthy journey, and I don’t believe there was any intentionality holding me back,” Lee said. “It was just a matter of practice and habit. Do I think I had to jump through hoops that others would not have to? Absolutely. Do I think it took me longer to get here then it would have taken a white male? Absolutely. Do I think it was intentional? Absolutely not.”
Raising awareness of those practices and habits is a big part of D-Backs for Change’s mission, and Lee has played a major role in creating sustainable change, primarily through the J.E.D.I. Council, which opens lines of communication.
From the article: The Diamondbacks have claimed right-hander Edwin Uceta off waivers from the division-rival Dodgers. While neither club has formally announced the move just yet, the claim is noted on the transaction log at MLB.com, and Uceta himself thanked the Dodgers org and expressed gratitude to the D-backs in an Instagram post last night. Uceta was designated for assignment by the Dodgers during the NLCS, when L.A. needed to create a roster spot for infielder Andy Burns in the wake of Justin Turner’s injury.
The 23-year-old Uceta made his big league debut with the Dodgers in 2021 but pitched just 20 1/3 frames throughout multiple stints at the MLB level. The results in that scattered cup of coffee weren’t great, as Uceta yielded 15 earned runs on 19 hits and a dozen walks — albeit with an impressive 25 punchouts.