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Max Fried took his first loss of the postseason on Saturday when he allowed three runs on eight hits with five strikeouts and four walks over 6 2/3 innings in the Braves 3-1 loss to the Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS.
Fried surrendered all three of his runs in the first inning when he allowed back-to-back homers to Corey Seager and Justin Turner, respectively, then gave up an RBI single to Cody Bellinger. The left-hander wasn't his most efficient as the Dodgers logged eight hits off him and he issued four free passes. The Braves offense was nowhere to be found and the Dodgers took the win to force a Game 7 on Sunday. Fried won't pitch again this year unless the Braves reach their first World Series since 1999.
Max Fried was sharp on Monday when he allowed just one run on four hits with nine strikeouts and two walks over six innings in the Braves 5-1 win over the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS.
Fried did an excellent job on Monday, possessing pinpoint command of his fastball and mixing in his curveball to keep the Dodgers off balance. His lone mistake was hanging a breaking ball to Kike Hernandez who jacked it over the left field wall in the bottom of the fifth inning. Fried's nine strikeouts were the most he's notched all season as well. The Braves, who have yet to lose a playoff game this year, will look to go up 2-0 in the series on Tuesday when Ian Anderson takes the mound.
Braves starter Max Friend allowed four earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out four over four innings in a no-decision against the Miami Marlins in Game 1 of the NLDS.
Fried was not at his best on Tuesday and was on the hook for the loss until the Braves broke out and scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to go up 9-4. On the plus side, he only ended up throwing 70 pitches and already said after the game that he would be ready to pitch again in Game 4 or Game 5 if needed.
Braves manager Brian Snitker announced that LHP Max Fried will be his Game 1 starter against the Marlins.
As expected. Fried threw seven scoreless innings against the Reds last week and will be starting on normal rest. He'll be followed in the NLDS rotation by Ian Anderson and Kyle Wright.
Braves starter Max Fried tosses seven shutout innings in a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 of the Wild Card Round on Wednesday. The Braves went on to win 1-0 in 13 innings.
Fried and Trevor Bauer went almost pitch-for-pitch on Wednesday, combining for 14 2/3 shutout innings in a game that remained scoreless until Freddie Freeman walked things off in extra innings. Fried pitched to a 2.25 ERA and a 7-0 record this season, and he entered his final start of the season with a sub-2.00 ERA before allowing two runs and leaving with an ankle issue. The ankle didn't show any signs of bothering him on Wednesday.