Brian Snitker talks Braves Fan Support at Home, Joc Pederson “Edge” & Ron Washington Impact
Brian Snitker answered questions from the media during the Braves’ off day. He spoke about what pitching, home-field advantage, and coaching experience meant to his team.
Ian Anderson was a prominent topic of discussion prior to Game 3 of the 2021 World Series. Snitker praised Anderson’s ability to grow so much in such a short period of time. He pointed out how mature Anderson is for his young age. In-game adjustments are where he’s taken his biggest leap according to Snitker. The manager is very confident in Anderson as long as he commands his fastball and changeup.
Another popular talking point was home-field advantage. Snitker described Truist Park as a “wild, fun place.” The players draw energy from their home crowd. Snitker is also happy to get away from tough ballparks the Braves have had to go through. The Braves have been much better at home during this postseason. The players and coaches will welcome the familiarity of their home park.
Ron Washington was another name that came up. The manager showed recognition of how consistent his third base coach is on and off the field. He credits Ron with instilling a good routine in the players. They have someone to look up to that went through the same grind. One of those players is Joc Pederson. The team embraced Joc immediately because of his “edge.” Snitker views Joc as someone you just don’t see every day. The investment in Joc has paid off.
Each team looks to take the series lead when Game 3 is played on Friday. Brian Snitker will be ready to let his young right-hander loose.