Tied at a game apiece following Wednesday night's dominant 7-2 Astros win — lit up by the ferocious pitching of right-hander José Urquidy — the Braves will be looking to capitalize on home advantage for Games 3, 4 and 5.
Home of the Braves since 2017, manager Brian Snitker expects the 41,000-seat capacity Truist Park — the crown jewel of The Battery Atlanta entertainment district — to be "wild" come first pitch.
"It's been really, really good, from the first year that we played here," Snitker said during Thursday's off-day.
"It's a good product — an exciting team, a fun team to watch. I think the whole Battery, Truist Park concept and all led to this being a really fun place to come and watch a game. It's wild in here.
"It has been all year really. We've had great crowds from the beginning of opening things up again. I didn't see, but they said even the last couple of nights it's just packed in the Battery, and I know one of the coach's wives that couldn't make the trip said she cracked her door and felt like we were playing the game here.
"It's an exciting place to play, to be at. It will be wild tomorrow."
Ian Anderson — the Braves' Game 3 starting pitcher — echoed his manager's excitement.
"I know that there hasn't been a World Series game here for quite some time now," Anderson said.
"It's definitely an honor to be starting the game tomorrow night. I think keeping my emotions in check and kind of just taking it all in is going to be a big factor."
"It's been awesome. We've kind of taken it on as an identity, and the fans and you guys and the media too have played a big part in that. I think the fans are excited. I think Atlanta sports fans are always into this time of year.
"We've had some success, the teams and the city have had some success. So we're looking to get it done for them."
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