Oct 30 (Reuters) – Dansby Swanson stated he’s blessed to be taking part in on the workforce he grew up rooting for after the Atlanta native hit a game-tying home run within the Braves 3-2 victory in World Series Game Four on Saturday.
Swanson battled onerous in opposition to Astros reliever Cristian Javier within the pivotal seventh inning at-bat earlier than hitting his first home run of the postseason into the stands in proper subject.
He regarded much more pumped up when Jorge Soler hit a go-ahead homer within the subsequent at-bat, punching the air and yelling excitedly as the home workforce moved to inside one win of a World Series title and the franchise’s first since 1995.
“I’m just so thankful to be here. I can’t say it enough,” stated Swanson, who was chosen first total within the 2015 draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier than being shipped to Atlanta later that 12 months.
“Being traded over here, I didn’t understand it. But God’s always got a plan and if I’ve learned one thing, it’s that having faith in that plan will never fail you,” he stated.
“Being here is one of the best things that has ever happened to me … It’s truly a blessing to be here in this city.
“I’m a diehard Falcons fan, a diehard Hawks fan, and clearly, I’m a diehard Braves fan,” he said, referring the Atlanta’s pro football and basketball teams.
With the win, the Braves improved to 7-0 at home this postseason and will host the Astros again on Sunday.
Swanson said his club cannot afford to get complacent despite their 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
“We’ve bought yet one more,” he said.
“They’ve bought an excellent ball membership over there and we won’t take something for granted. We want to return out tomorrow and be able to play our recreation.”
Editing by Robert Birsel