As if Matzeks performance could not get any greater, he returned for the 8th inning and retired all 3 batters.
Jackson has had a rough go of things in the NLCS. Back in Game 3, Jackson gave up four made runs on 4 hits, including a crowning achievement to Cody Bellinger. Atlanta held a 5-2 lead, and it turned into a 6-5 win for Los Angeles.
Crisis averted for the Braves, thanks to Tyler Matzek.
Tyler Matzek saves Braves, Brian Snitker during NLCS Game 6
Matzek started things off by starting out Albert Pujols on an 85-mph slider on a low pitch on the outside corner. Then, Steven Souza Jr. was retired after seeing a 99.2-mph four-seam fastball down the middle of the plate. Matzek struck out the proverbial last boss in Mookie Betts by getting him to swing at a 98.3-mph four-seamer.
Matzek began things off by striking out Albert Pujols on an 85-mph slider on a low pitch on the outdoors corner. Matzek struck out the proverbial final manager in Mookie Betts by getting him to swing at a 98.3-mph four-seamer.
Atlanta held a 5-2 lead, and it turned into a 6-5 win for Los Angeles.
Oct 20, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Tyler Matzek (68) responds in the eighth inning versus the Los Angeles Dodgers throughout video game 4 of the 2021 NLCS at Dodger Stadium. Necessary Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Luke Jackson got the Atlanta Braves into yet another jam in the NLCS, however Tyler Matzek saved the group.
The Atlanta Braves looked to be travelling to a triumph in Game 6 of the NLCS on Saturday night. They received rather the scare in the bottom of the seventh inning, as Luke Jackson was brought in by supervisor Brian Snitker to change A.J. Minter.
That is when disaster struck, as he surrendered a double to Chris Taylor, a walk to Cody Bellinger on four pitches and an RBI double by A.J. Pollock to cut the Braves result in 4-2.
Snitker saw enough, as he took the ball away from Jackson and provided it to Tyler Matzek with two runners on base with no outs on the board. That was no problem for the left-handed reducer, as he got three straight strikeouts to prevent the Dodgers from scoring any more runs.