World Series: Nationals look to bounce back in Game 4 with Patrick Corbin

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Fans cheer during the first inning in Game Three between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals of the 2019 World Series at Nationals Park on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Semansky - Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 25: Fans cheer during the first inning in Game Three between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals of the 2019 World Series at Nationals Park on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Semansky - Pool/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 25: A general view during player introductions prior to Game Three of the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 25: A general view during player introductions prior to Game Three of the 2019 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /

The Washington Nationals will take a 2-1 lead in the World Series going into Game 4 at home with Patrick Corbin on the mound.

Despite dropping a game to the Houston Astros at home in Game 3, the Washington Nationals have a great opportunity to bounce back in Game 4.

You didn’t think this would be easy, did you?

The Houston Astros were the favorite to win the World Series for a reason, and they aren’t going down without a fight.

With their backs against the wall in Game 3, we saw them come through with some big hits, while the Nationals squandered plenty of opportunities going 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

The bad news is that that’s really bad; however, it can’t possibly get any worse than that the rest of this World Series, right?

And if you want to look on the bright side, the Nationals are still getting runners on base frequently. Eventually, that luck has to come back to them.

They only had one inning in Game 3 in which they didn’t get a runner on base.

But looking ahead to Game 4, the Washington Nationals should have a distinct advantage on the mound with Patrick Corbin going up against the Houston Astros bullpen.

However, the Astros won with this strategy in Game 6 of the ALCS against the New York Yankees.

Maybe what’s been most surprising about this World Series matchup is that both bullpens have been pretty good — outside of the Astros bullpen falling apart in Game 2.

What’s also been surprising is the fact that neither Anthony Rendon or Alex Bregman has made much of an impact on this series.

We’ll see how those things play out the rest of the way as we get ready for a pivotal Game 4 matchup.

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