Braves lose big in game 3; maintain 2-1 series lead over Dodgers

Instead of joining the 2014 Royals as the only teams to win eight consecutive games to start a postseason, the Braves became the first franchise to allow at least 10 runs in a postseason inning multiple times.

Everything about the Braves’ 15-3 loss to the Dodgers in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series on Wednesday night was ugly. The drama surrounding this battle quickly faded as Kyle Wright recorded just two outs during Los Angeles’ 11-run first inning.

“Obviously [Wright] wanted to go out there and have a great start,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said. “It didn’t work out. We’re still in a good spot with four games left. Like I said, the whole team, we just turn the page and get ready to go tomorrow.”

Joc Pederson, Edwin RĂ­os and Max Muncy all homered during the Dodgers’ historic first. Never before had a team tallied 11 runs in any inning during a postseason game. And never before had a team hit three homers in the first inning of a postseason game.

Game 4 will be broadcast on Thunder Radio Thursday night. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. and we will join that game in progress at the conclusion of the CHS Lady Raider volleyball game. Continue reading this story by clicking here.