World Series: 3 takeaways as Nationals allow Astros to tie things up in Game 4
Them’s the breaks
Looking back I didn’t think Patrick Corbin was terrible in this game, but when he made a mistake, the Houston Astros made him pay for it.
Outside of the first and fourth innings, Corbin was really good. He gave up 4 earned runs on 6 hits and 2 walks in those 2 innings. In the other four innings he pitched he allowed just a single hit.
And on the Nationals side, it seemed like whenever they stung a baseball it went right to an Astros fielder.
That’s really just the way things go in baseball sometimes.
In the first two games of this series it seemed like everything was going the way of the Nationals, but it’s been the exact opposite the last two games.
Some of that has to do with the fact that the Nationals are striking out more in key situations, while the Astros are putting the ball in play.
And as I’ve talked about here recently, when you put the ball in play good things can happen.
With that in mind, the Nationals now have to face the two most prolific strikeout pitchers in the all of baseball in the next two games.
But the Nationals have a pair of aces that aren’t too shabby either.
At some point the breaks have to come back the Nationals way, right?