The Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 on Sunday night in Game 3 of the NLDS in a game that could be best described for Braves fans as “nerve wracking.” Or maybe “vomit-inducing.” Or perhaps “nightmare fuel.” No matter how you describe the game, the Braves won and lived to fight on another day in Monday afternoon’s Game 4.
The call of the game from FS1 broadcasters Joe Davis and John Smoltz was fine (especially when compared to some of the other announcing “efforts” that have crossed the airwaves this Postseason), but the Spanish radio highlights from the Braves broadcast were absolutely fantastic.
First, here’s the call of Ronald Acuña Jr’s second inning grand slam off of Walker Buehler that gave the Braves a 5-0 lead.
Next, here’s Freddie Freeman’s solo homer off of Alex Wood in the sixth inning, pushing the Braves back ahead 6-5.
Finally, here are the three straight strikeouts to end the game (with two men on base) by Braves closer Arodys Vizcaino to seal the win.
Nothing against the national broadcast, but you were never going to wring that much emotion out of them. I’ll also give a shoutout to Braves radio broadcasters Jim Powell and Don Sutton for killing their calls on those three clips, further proof that the Braves’ regular TV broadcasters on Fox Sports South really aren’t reflective of all the broadcasters that follow the team on a daily basis.