Brian Snitker Reacts to Charlie Morton Pitching on a Broken Leg & Braves World Series Game 1 Win
Fresh off of going up 1-0 against the Houston Astros in the World Series, Brian Snitker shared his thoughts on the flow of the game. He spoke about a major injury that took place in the game and the skipper also credited the rest of the team with picking up the slack.
After leading his Atlanta Braves to a fourth consecutive NL East title, Brian Snitker found himself managing in his first World Series.
“It’s another baseball game, really loud baseball game,” says Snitker. The Braves found themselves right at home when the game got started. Jorge Soler became the first player to ever hit a home run in the first at-bat of the World Series.
Things were going almost perfect until ace pitcher Charlie Morton suffered a leg injury. A broken leg was the diagnosis. Snitker was unsure exactly when the injury took place. He indicated to reporters that the injury could have even occurred while Morton was attempting to tough out the pain. Snitker felt bad for Charlie as a person who loves to play baseball, not a player he needed to use to help him win. This sentiment shows how beloved and respected Morton is to those around him. He acknowledged that the team has dealt with significant injuries all year and would know how to handle it.
Snitker made it clear he is not comfortable with an early lead against the Astros. He had high praise for AJ Minter for being able to stretch his appearance out of the pen. He also pointed out how crucial deadline additions were to his team. Overall he was happy the team got the win. The series continues tonight with Game 2.