Braves fans cheered Dansby Swanson last night. Fans greeted him warmly. They then cheered louder as he struck out to end Game 1. The Braves won game one in scintillating fashion, coming from down 6-0 to win 7-6. Braves, Cubs – Game 2 takes place at 7:20 ET/6:20 CT.
Young Darius Vines (1-0, 4.40) takes on Jameson Taillon (8-10, 5.05) to the mound. The Braves are 101-56 and are close to locking up home field as long as they are alive in the postseason. Chicago, on the other hand, is fighting for their playoff lives and need Taillon to shove against the mighty Atlanta offense.
The Braves are now just seven home runs away from being the greatest home run hitting offense of all-time, having recorded two more last night (301). Ronald Acuña Jr., Sean Murphy and Matt Olson have all homered off Taillon previously in a combined 12 at-bats. Taillon is susceptible to the home run ball, so maybe the Braves can set that mark tonight! Wouldn’t that be fun?