The Atlanta Braves took Game One of the World Series last night with a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros but they lost their ace Charlie Morton to a broken leg (which he still attempted to pitch with!) Last night's game really brought back 2019 Washington Nationals vibes where another NL East team beat up on the vaunted Stros in their own ballpark. Jorge Soler got the party started right away with a solo homer off starting pitcher Framber Valdez who lasted just two innings while surrendering 5 earned runs.
The Braves won last night's battle but will they now lose the war thanks to the Morton injury? The Atlanta bullpen has been effective but it will now be even more stressed unless starting pitchers Ian Anderson and Max Fried can step up in a big way against this dangerous lineup who was held quiet last night.