Atlanta offers emotional welcome to manager Dusty Baker


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Atlanta offers emotional welcome to manager Dusty Baker

ATLANTA – The manager of the Houston Astros, Dusty Baker, received an emotional ovation when he was introduced with his team for Game 3 of the World Series this year, the first to be played in Atlanta.

But the ovation was even greater when he approached to greet the Aaron family in the center of the field of play, in the tribute that the Atlanta Braves paid to Hank aaron, who passed away on January 22.

“This is Hank Aaron’s year; the year of his death, “said Baker, who was his partner. “The tribute was completely necessary.”

Baker was in the holding circle when Aaron signed his then-record 715 home runs in the majors on April 8, 1974.

The first ball of the game was thrown by Hank Aaron Jr.

GREINKE WILL OPEN THIS SATURDAY

Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker finally revealed that his plans are for Zack Greinke to be his Game 4 starting pitcher this Saturday at Truist Park in Atlanta.

Baker said before Friday’s game that he would check out Game 3 to confirm Greinke, who has only one start in the current playoffs, in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against Boston. Red Sox on Oct. 19, when the only hit allowed at his one-1/3 inning job was a two-run home run; gave away three passports.

Greinke was infected with Covid in September and later injured his neck. The last time he pitched at least four innings was Sept. 19 against the Arizona Diamondbacks, who had five hits and an equal number of earned runs.

SEND ÁLVAREZ TO THE LEFT GARDEN

The Astros made their forced moves by entering the National League park in Game 3 of the Fall Classic against the Braves.

As expected, Yordan Alvarez left his usual designated hitter position and started the game as left fielder, where in 248 previous MLB games, he had only played 48 times, before Friday.

Michael Brantley was moved from left field to right, from where Kyle Tucker moved to center, and those sacrificed on the bench were Chas McCormick and José Siri, who had started Games 1 and 2 on the right field, respectively.


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