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Snake Bytes: 10:30 - Night of the Pitcher

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The pitching showed up for both sides last night. Atlanta’s wound up being slightly better, lifting the Braves to a 2-1 lead in the series.

World Series - Atlanta Braves v Houston Astros - Game Three Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Houston 0, Atlanta 2 (ATL leads 2-1)
This game was all about the pitching. Nine of eleven pitchers used through up zeroes, the other two allowed one run each.

Braves’ Anderson Fires Five Hitless
Atlanta Braves’ rookie right-hander, Ian Anderson had himself one of the best games of his career as a starter of Game 3 of the World Series. While he did walk three, he did not allow a hit or any runs through five. The effort was backed up by four more stellar innings from Atlanta’s rested bullpen, which manager Brian Snitker turned to in the sixth, despite his starter’s dominance.

Braves Take Series Lead Through Pitching Dominance
The Houston Astros’ first hit of the game came on a little flare into left field that fell just in front of Eddie Rosario’s outstretched glove. That was in the top of the eighth inning, with the Braves clinging to the slimmest of 1-0 leads.

Astros Muster Only Two Hits
Sometimes you just get beat. That was the case on Friday night as the Atlanta Braves pitching staff combined to hold the Astros to only two hits, one each in the eighth and ninth innings. Despite this domination, the Braves only enjoyed the slimmest of margins through seven and a half innings. Travis d’Arnaud provided some breathing room by launching a solo shot in the bottom of the eighth.

Alex Bregman Bunts From Dugout
Standing at the top of the dugout stairs, Houston third baseman, Alex Bregman showed off some slick bunting skills to defend his coaches and teammates when a foul ball off the bat of Jose Altuve headed towards creating havoc in the dugout.