Video: Kyle Wright was a total disaster in his Game 3 2020 NLCS start
Everything went wrong in the first inning for Kyle Wright and the Atlanta Braves.
Up 2-0 in a best-of-seven series, Kyle Wright was an unmitigated disaster in his Game 3 start.
The Atlanta Braves took the first two games of this series on Monday and Tuesday. Max Fried and Ian Anderson pitched fantastically in their starts. Unfortunately for Braves Country, Wright couldn’t even make it out of the top of the first inning before being pulled by skipper Brian Snitker. It was worse than Worst Inning Ever from the 2019 NLDS Game 5 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Atlanta Braves just gave up 11 runs in the top-half of the first inning.
This was statistically the worst inning in postseason baseball history. Atlanta only has three, well, now, maybe two starting pitchers. Wright was expected to give the Braves soothing close to five tonight. Instead, he couldn’t even give the home team in Game 3 one. The Los Angeles Dodgers hitters ate him and Grant Dayton alive. They gave up a combined 11 earned runs. Just awful.
The Dodgers nearly took Game 2 from the Braves last night with their late-inning heroics. Atlanta held onto take Game 2 8-7, but the momentum in the series seems to have shifted in the favor of the Dodgers. Though Los Angeles will need to win tonight and tomorrow to tie the best-of-seven series up at two games apiece, this is the Braves’ nightmare. They don’t want this get any worse.
Going for the Dodgers on Thursday night will be future Baseball Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw, who was held out by his manager Dave Roberts last night due to back spasms. Tony Gonsolin filled in for him in Game 2, but was chased by the Braves’ lineup in defeat. This series feels like it’s going six and may very well go seven. Atlanta must put this inning in the rearview mirror quickly.
I know they’ll finish it, but why even bother playing the rest of the game at this point?