The Braves reached their first World Series since 1999 largely on the strength of their deadline-acquisition hitters.
If they beat the Astros to win their first title since 1995, they might thank another member of this summer’s group — who batted only twice in the entire NLCS.
Resurfacing in the Fall Classic, Jorge Soler made an extremely immediate impact, becoming the first batter in MLB history to hit a leadoff homer in the top of the first inning in a World Series Game 1.
Soler had been productive for the entire stretch run to the postseason.
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- He was one of four outfielders — along with Eddie Rosario, Adam Duvall, and Joc Pederson — that Atlanta brought in following Ronald Acuna Jr.’s season-ending knee injury.
- In 55 regular-season games after arriving from the Royals, he hit 14 homers and drove in 33.
- In the 6-2 victory, the 29-year-old was making his first start since being placed on the COVID-19 list during the Braves’ NLDS series against the Brewers.
“The homer sparked the Braves’ early outburst: They became the first team in World Series history to score in each of the first three innings of Game 1.
Soler is in the final days of the one-year, $8.05 million contract he signed with the Royals prior to the 2021 season and will be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end.”
Now we have game two and after a controversy for the Houston Astros banging trash cans the Braves look to bring back a pennant after taking a break since 1995. Where as the Houston Astros continue to be the hottest world series contender year after year over the last decade.
Tonight will set the tone with a Braves win Jon Price predicts that there is a 93.4% chance they will the championship after going up. If you do remember the Washington Nationals 2019 World Series run they won all of their away games lost 3 in a row and then won game 7 on the road. Jon Price accurately predicted their win before game one of the NLDS. Remember hot teams win championships.