ATLANTA – Joe Pederson attributes his post-season success to “never making any moment bigger than it needs to be.”
With another home run, Pederson put the Atlanta Braves one step closer to progressing in the postseason.
Pederson added to his “Joctober” moniker by hitting Homer in three runs as a discus hitter, and the Atlanta Braves closed down Milwaukee again, defeating the Brewers 3-0 Monday night to take a 2-1 series lead. National League.
“It was very special,” Pedersen said of his slap in the fifth game. “Going out big at a time like this was really good.”
In an bowling duel, Ian Anderson and Braves Bullpen combined in a five-stroke job and came out 3-0 for the second game in a row.
Backed by Dansby Swanson’s dynamic defense, the Braves will attempt to reach the Championship Series for the second time in a row as they host Game 4 on Tuesday.
Pederson’s home run in the fifth inning was his second in the series. Both hits were pinched by Adrian Houser. Pederson also tweaked his other role in the series and was responsible for driving in four out of seven runs in Atlanta.
Pederson has 11 home jobs after the season ends, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers win the world championship through his home run. He signed as a free agent with the Chicago Cubs over the winter and traded with Atlanta in July.
“He’s been in the big moments, on the big stage, and he’s done really well and the guys appreciate him,” Braves manager Brian Snicker said.
Since winning the first game of the series, the Brewers – the Central Division champions – have run 19 straight games without scoring. They went 8-0 with men in the scoring center when they went down on Monday.
When asked about the poor attack performance, manager Craig Konsell replied: “We’re working on it. I thought we’d do better today…we have to breathe frankly.”
Anderson was intractable to the brave, heroes of the East. He allowed three strokes while covering five walks and six strokes. Will Smith, the fourth savior of the Braves, threw exactly ninth in his second save of the series.
Freddy Peralta, the Brewers’ Dominican clerk, suspended four zeros and was replaced by a hitter pinch when he threatened his team for fifth.
For the Brewers, Willie Adams 4-2. Venezuela’s Avicel Garcia 4-0; And Eduardo Escobar 2-1. Mexican Luis Orías 3-0.
For the brave, Cuban Jorge Soler 3-0. Puerto Rico Eddie Rosario 3-1. Venezuela’s Iyer Adrianza 1-0.