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Atlanta Braves Fail Leading the Texas Rangers to a Big Win

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Matt Olson of the Atlanta Braves hits an RBI double during game against the St. Louis Cardinals in the first inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. (Credit: Dilip Vishwanat/ Getty images)

The Braves were officially eliminated from the 2023 World Series after a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. After The Rangers’ rough losing streak last season, they came back with a bang this year winning the World Series.    

 However, many MLB fans at Roswell were disappointed with the Braves’ loss to the Phillies on October 12th, especially due to the high hopes because of the big win during the 2021 season. Sophomore Lindsey Kosakoski said, “The Braves fumbled during the playoffs. I think their last game was lazy, effortless, and disappointing.” Lindsey is one of the managers for the baseball team at Roswell and has been a huge baseball fan from a young age.  

Texas Rangers celebrate after seventh game of the championship series against the Houston Astros on Monday, Oct. 23, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Credit: AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

For the Rangers though, this is a huge celebration. Texas’s second baseman, Marcus Semien said, “This is why we show up every day, so we can win the World Series. Everybody worked so hard to be at the top.” Shortstop, Corey Seager, says, “This is awesome. This is the vision. I’m kind of lost for words. It’s a very special moment.” Both Semien and Seager won the MLB Silver Slugger Award, which is given to the top offensive player at each position in both leagues.   

Similarly, the Braves staff and players are very pleased with their performances this season. Braves manager, Brian Snitker, says, “I told them I was very proud of them. You can’t underscore anything that happened this season, I mean, this season was phenomenal.”   

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The Rangers finished with a final regular season record of 90-72. They also won all of their games on the road in the playoffs going 11-0. Atlanta finished off their season with a record of 104-58, which is the highest winning record in the league.   

There were multiple Rangers players this season that had an outstanding season and were very crucial to the big win. Adolis Garcia, right fielder, hit a whopping 39 home runs and 107 RBIs (runs batted in). Nathaniel Lowe, first baseman, hit 17 home runs and 82 RBIs. Also, catcher Jonah Heim hit 18 home runs and had 95 RBIs.     

Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr. won the 2023 NL MVP after a phenomenal record-breaking season of 40-70. First baseman Matt Olson had 103 stolen bases, 41 home runs, and had a 106 RBI.  

Texas Rangers’ shortstop Marcus Semien carries The World Series trophy as the team cheers after winning game 5 of the World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix. (Credit: Gregory Bull/AP Photo)

Many Braves fans are very hopeful that the team will have the chance to make it further than they did this season, just as the Rangers fans were during the 2022 season. Freshman Evan Johnson plays baseball for Roswell and is looking forward to the next MLB season and always roots for the Braves. He said, “Of course, I wanted the Braves to win, but we didn’t seem to put in as much effort as we did last season. Now that it’s over, we have to move forward and lock in for the next season.”   

The Braves and their fans are already looking forward to next season. Even though they weren’t able to pull off the win this year, they begin to prepare again in 2024. The ultimate goal is to get that championship, and if they have the same support and hard work shown this season, they may be able to get that ring.  

 

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Kaelynn Vail, Staff Writer
Kaelynn Vail is a sophomore at Roswell, and this is her first year as a staff writer for The Sting. When she is not writing, Kaelynn enjoys running, going to concerts, spending time with friends, and traveling.

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