World Series: Time to start over as Nationals drop Game 4

The 2019 World Series has now turned into a best of three after the Houston Astros tied the series up with the Washington Nationals in Game 4 with an 8-1 win Saturday night.

It was bad from the get-go for Patrick Corbin and the Washington Nationals as the Houston Astros jumped out to an early lead and grabbed the momentum.

We’ve been wondering when AL MVP candidate Alex Bregman was going to break out, and he did so big time in this game. He got the Astros on the board early with an RBI single in the first.

They would tack on another run in the first, but a huge double-play helped Corbin limit the damage.

A Robinson Chirinos home run in the fourth made it a 4-0 game.

Jose Urquidy really did a great job shutting down the Nationals offense through 5 innings.

Once he left, the Nationals had their best opportunity of the game in the sixth.

Baby Shark himself, Gerardo Parra, got the rally started with a leadoff walk. Adam Eaton then drew a one-out walk to put two on.

Anthony Rendon hit a shot up the middle that might have been a double-play because of where the shortstop was positioned, but it bounced off the pitcher to load the bases with one out.

Juan Soto got the Nationals on the board with an RBI fielder’s choice, but then Howie Kendrick struck out to kill the rally.

And as often is the case, when one offense fails to come through, the other offense feeds off that momentum in the next half-inning.

That’s exactly what the Astros did as they got a grand slam from Alex Bregman in the top of the seventh to put the game on ice.

The Washington Nationals have not been able to take advantage of a 2-0 lead at home in this World Series.

But this is far from over as we go into Game 5 on Sunday night with the series evened up at two games apiece and the rotations reset.