Annihilate Astros last night 7-0
Jorge Soler wins MVP which he pretty much sealed up in the third inning with this epic 3-run homer. (Click link for video)
Max Fried dominated with 6 shutout innings for the win, 6 K, no walks, 4 hits, and all of that after letting the first two hitters of the game on base and getting his ankle stepped on at full speed trying to cover first (ouch).
I’m especially happy for Soler, who also won a ring with the Cubs in 2016, Freddie Freeman because he’s not just a great player, he’s very likable as a human being, and Joc Pederson because he won me over in 1/2 season on the Cubs this year.
Congrats to the Braves and their long-suffering — to them at least — fan base.
Jeff Passan provides a very good and well-written summary of their season — it’s a great story, featuring several crucial elements including coach Ron Washington and trade deadline acquisitions Pederson, Rosario, Duvall, and Soler who helped remake the clubhouse attitude and instill much-needed confidence and swagger.