Brewers Advance to NLCS, Braves Stay Alive Despite Blowing Lead, Chiefs and Jags Still Unbeaten

Jonathan Grant | October 8th, 2018

It has been quite the season for the Milwaukee Brewers, and it just keeps getting better and better. They had won the NL Central in a playoff and had one Games 1 and 2 previous to Sunday’s Game 3 in Colorado. And just like the first two outings, they held the Rockies well under an acceptable rate of runs to seal advancement to the NLCS. The Rockies lost 6-0 on Sunday evening to give them a paltry two runs across three NLDS games. But nothing should be taken from the Brewers, who did ever so well to hold them to just that. Especially considering how the ball carries in the altitude at Coors Field in Denver. There was no star on the night, no big star anyway, rather it was a team win, and one that will propel them on toward what has got to be a ‘favorites’ tag when they take on either …

In the second game of the day, the Atlanta Braves got off to an ideal start at home in the humidity against the Los Angeles Dodgers. After a fine enough opening inning, Walker Buehler capitulated totally. First, with the bases loaded, he walked in pitcher Sean Newcomb inexplicably. He would throw three more balls in a row before Ronald Acuna, Jr. would take what looked like ball four. Before dropping his bat to trot to first, a strike was called. That just about said everything. Acuna would hammer the next pitch deep into right field to put the Braves up 5-0 with a grand slam. But, as the Braves so often have in the playoffs, they weren’t out of the woods. The Dodgers got two back right away and then narrowed it further in the fifth to cut it to 5-4. And then Max Muncy homered to make it 5-5 after a pitching change. However, not all was lost. Freddie Freeman hit a solo homer in he next inning to put the Braves up 6-5, and the result stood to give them the win. It’s now 2-1 ahead of Monday night’s Game 4 in Atlanta.

Elsewhere, the NFL resumed action in what was a typically busy slate of Sunday games. Amongst the action, the Los Angeles Rams were able to remain unbeaten after defeating the Seattle Seahawks 33-31. Jared Goff once again threw for over 300 yards and Todd Gurley rushed for three TD’s to help them win the game and improve to 5-0. The league’s other unbeaten team, the Kansas City Chiefs, continued to roll on with a 30-14 win over fellow AFC contender Jacksonville. Pat Mahomes looked somewhat human for a change with two interceptions, but it was still not enough to defeat him and not his team off their undefeated start to the season. Elsewhere, the Cleveland Browns are back to .500 after winning 12-9 over the Baltimore Raves in overtime in an ugly affair. Baker Mayfield threw for a touchdown and had over 340 yards in the air, but the game was still low scoring and required a field goal to assure the victory in OT. The new ‘America’s team’ continues to be the underdogs that everyone just has to root for.

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