Game 3 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves will be held on the 30th (Korean time) at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Houston’s Luis Garcia (24) and Atlanta’s Ian Anderson (23) were expected to start the match. Both players have in common that they debuted last year and have established themselves as starters this season.
According to ‘MLB.com’, it is the first time since the first game in 2006 that rookie selections face off in the World Series. At that time, the St. Louis Cardinals started with Anthony Reyes and the Detroit Tigers started with Justin Verlander.
|^ Atlanta’s Game 3 starter is Ian Anderson. Photo = ⓒAFPBBNews = News1|
Anderson played 128 1/3 innings in 24 games this season, posting a 9-5 ERA of 3.58. In this postseason, he has appeared three times so far and has allowed three runs in 12 innings. He didn’t play many innings, but he showed a good performance by keeping two runs or less in all three games.
Earlier, his colleague Luke Jackson expressed his maturity by saying, “The body is twenty-three, but there are sixty-five old men in it.” Manager Brian Snicker also praised his maturity, saying, “It’s a short career, but he’s a player with a lot of experience.” “He’s a player he can always have good conversations with. He’s serious, and he’s focused on what he’s doing,” he continued.
Anderson said, “When I run to the mound to start the game” is the most memorable, and expressed my anticipation for the first World Series. “I heard that the World Series hasn’t been held for a while here. It’s an honor to start in a game like this. You have to risk everything while controlling your emotions,” he said. “The important thing is not to concede too many runs in one inning,” he said.
Regarding the Houston battalion, he expressed his caution, saying, “It’s a team that comes out as a 7th hitter from the hitting king.” He also expressed his intention to “use it to an advantage.”
Garcia is 11-8 in 155 1/3 innings in 30 games this season, with a 3.30 ERA. In the postseason, he was sluggish with 10 runs in 3 2/3 innings in the first two games, but in Game 6 of the Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox, he recorded 1 hit, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts and no runs. At that time, he pitched with all his might, recording up to 97 mph.
The key is whether or not you can keep going. Director Dusty Baker said, “I don’t know. I hope you find the rhythm and attack the strike zone.”
Garcia said, “To be honest, it’s like a dream. Sometimes I think I’m really surprised myself. Sometimes I don’t believe it. Now I have to believe in this moment.” “I will do my best. I think I will be able to maintain my speed in tomorrow’s game,” he said, expressing his determination to continue the success of the Championship Series.
|^ Houston starts Luis Garcia. Photo = ⓒAFPBBNews = News1|
As both teams are rookies, it is unfamiliar to opponents. This is one of the biggest variables in the game.
If you’re unfamiliar with the pitching match, it’s usually beneficial to the pitcher. Both team managers pointed this out. Snicker said, “I’ll analyze the video, but I can’t get a sense of it until I get to the plate,” and Baker said, “If you’re a pitcher you’ve seen for the first time, you’ve got to start attacking right away and destroy his mental strength,” said former teammate Hank Aaron. Quoting the words, he acknowledged that the situation was favorable for the pitcher.
The two players had slightly different views. Anderson said, “I will try to use it to my advantage. I think my pitching combination using a fastball and changeup will help. said
“I don’t think so,” Garcia took a slightly cautious stance. “Opposite hitters will also analyze my pitch on video. It won’t be the same (like what you see in real life), but they will come in knowing what kind of ball I’m throwing. I’ll just do what I have to do,” he explained.
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