Nationals World Series: 3 takeaways from frustrating Game 3 loss

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WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 25: Dave  Martinez #4 of the Washington Nationals speaks with umpire Gary Cederstrom #38 against the Houston Astros during the sixth inning in Game Three of the 2019 World Series at Nationals Park on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

We give our three biggest takeaways from the Washington Nationals Game 3 loss in the 2019 World Series on Friday night.

Fans in Washington DC had waited a very long time for a World Series game, and the Nationals quickly made them understand how frustrating these games can be.

Nationals fans were on the edge of their seat all game waiting for something big to happen.

But even though the Nationals flooded the bases with runners, they weren’t able to get the big hit.

Anibal Sanchez started the game for the Washington Nationals and gave it all he had through 5-plus innings. He performed just about as we predicted and kept the Nationals in the game.

Sanchez got out of a jam in the first and limited the Astros to single runs in the second, third, and fifth innings when things could have gotten out of hand.

He recorded one out in the sixth as Dave Martinez tried to get him to eat some innings, but after issuing his first walk of the game he was lifted.

Anthony Rendon had a double in the first inning, but popped up on the first pitch in the third, fifth, AND ninth inning with runners on base.

He’s still yet to have that signature moment in the World Series.

Honestly, this was a frustrating game for both offenses as both teams had plenty of runners on base.

It’s just happened that the Houston Astros got a couple of big hits 4-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

Let’s break down the three biggest takeaways from this game and where things went wrong for the Nationals in Game 3.

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