The first inning of Game 5 of the NLDS got off to as disastrous a start as possible for the Atlanta Braves. Mike Foltynewicz, fresh off arguably the best start of his career, just didn't have the same magic in his potential series-clinching outing. The Cards chased the right-hander out of the game after just one out, putting four runs on the board highlighted by this Tommy Edman double.
Well, after intentionally walking Paul DeJong to re-load the bases, the Braves turned to Max Fried out of the bullpen, who proceeded to walk his high school teammate, Cards starter Jack Flaherty.
The next batter, Dexter Fowler, uncorked a screamer down the third base line that stayed fair, bringing two more runs across to score.
Things didn't stop there, however, as Kolten Wong laced a double to the fence, bringing Flaherty and Fowler across to score.
To cap off the heartbreaking inning for the Braves, Fried got Marcell Ozuna to strike out but the ball got by Brian McCann, who stumbled and was unable to record the out, while the 10th run of the inning came across to score.
The 10 runs St. Louis put up in the first inning is an MLB postseason record, and already they have the Braves with their backs against the wall.