World Series: 3 takeaways as Nationals allow Astros to tie things up in Game 4

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HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 19: Fans cheer as Jose Urquidy #65 of the Houston Astros walks to the dugout after the fifth inning against the New York Yankees during Game Six of the League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 19, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 19: Fans cheer as Jose Urquidy #65 of the Houston Astros walks to the dugout after the fifth inning against the New York Yankees during Game Six of the League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on October 19, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 26: Alex  Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros hits a grand slam home run against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning in Game Four of the 2019 World Series at Nationals Park on October 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 26: Alex  Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros hits a grand slam home run against the Washington Nationals during the seventh inning in Game Four of the 2019 World Series at Nationals Park on October 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

We take a look at the three biggest takeaways from Game 4 as the Houston Astros were able to tie up this World Series with the Washington Nationals at two games.

The Washington Nationals have dropped the first two games at home in this World Series and allowed the Houston Astros to tie things up with an 8-1 win in Game 4.

Home field advantage hasn’t meant much so far in this World Series as neither home team has won a game.

That’s a bit unusual as both teams were excellent at home this season. The Astros won 60 games at home, while the Nationals won 50 games at Nationals Park.

But now the Nationals have just one more chance to get a win at home in this World Series before things shift back to Houston.

We’ve been wondering when the MVP candidates — Anthony Rendon and Alex Bregman — would make their mark in this World Series.

And while Rendon had a couple of hits in Game 4, it was Bregman who had his signature moment with 5 RBI, including a grand slam to put the game away in the seventh.

As Nationals fans, you just have to keep hoping Rendon will have his moment at some point.

Again, the Nats third baseman now has 4 hits in this series, but none of them in the biggest moments of the game. At some point the Nats are going to need him to have that moment if Washington is going to win the World Series.

To be honest, there’s not much to breakdown from Game 4. There isn’t really a key moment or two that swung this game one way or the other — the Astros just simply won the game.

But we’ll look at the three biggest takeaways from Game 4 and what it could mean going forward.

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