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Braves LHP Max Fried will start Game 2 of the World Series against the Astros on Wednesday night.
Fried will look to give the Braves a commanding 2-0 series lead when he takes the mound against the Astros on Wednesday night. Fried has a 3.78 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 17 strikeouts in three starts for the Braves this postseason.
Braves starting pitcher Max Fried will start Game 1 of NLCS against the Dodgers today.
Fried will look to continue his strong start to the 2021 postseason against the Dodgers at Truist Park on Saturday. In his NLDS Game 2 victory over the Brewers, Fried held the Brewers to a 0.50 WHIP and .179 batting average while also recording nine strikeouts in six innings pitched. In two starts against the Dodgers during the regular season, Fried held Dodger hitters to a .214 batting average, five runs scored, and 12 hits while also striking out 16.
Max Fried pitched seven innings against the Phillies Wednesday, allowing four hits and two runs (one earned) while striking out six batters.
A lot has been said of ace Charlie Morton having the best overall year in terms of steady production, but Fried has been the man in the second half this season. As beat writer David O'Brien puts it, "Fried is 7-0 with a 1.46 ERA in 11 starts in August and September. He pitched at least six innings in each and allowed one or no earned runs in eight of the 11." Now, if the Braves can get Ian Anderson going they might win a few games in the playoffs, providing they get there.
Max Fried pitched nine innings against the Padres Friday, allowing three hits and striking out four batters. With the win, his record is 13-7 on the year, and he earned another quality start. He threw 98 pitches, 66 for strikes, and carries a 3.12 ERA.
Fried has two complete-game shutouts under his belt this year, and both have come since the break. His second half this year has been outstanding, and he should develop into an ace next year.
Max Fried pitched seven shutout innings against the Giants Sunday, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out five batters. The Braves bullpen completed the shutout, with Fried's record improving to 12-7 on the year. He threw 99 pitches, 67 for strikes, and carries a 3.31 ERA.
Fried has been terrific since the break, with only a couple of hiccups. The point is this: he's only going to get better from year to year. He's definitely in the keeper conversation.