Eddie Rosario sliding home against the Dodgers.

In Game 1 of the National League Championship Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday night, one defining story was ill-advised baserunning, with the Dodgers’ Chris Taylor thrown out after trying to go first to third on a single to right field. In Game 2 Sunday night, a  defining story was aggressive baserunning (and coaching) that paid off for the Braves. Atlanta entered the inning down 4-2, but scored two runs there to tie the game, and both of those came thanks to aggressive baserunning. First, Eddie Rosario advanced from first to second on a fly to left:

Rosario then scored on an Ozzie Albies single, thanks to a risky send from third-base coach Ron Washington and a beautiful slide:

Here’s a better look at that slide (also seen at top):

And, not long after that, Albies came home on another aggressive Washington send following a hit from Austin Riley, with a good slide there helping make it so catcher Will Smith couldn’t field the ball successfully:

If any of these plays had gone slightly differently, the Braves would have been pilloried for risky baserunning. But they pulled it off here, and tied the game as a result.

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About Andrew Bucholtz

Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.