About that bullpen…
I wrote earlier on Saturday about whether or not this Nationals bullpen had turned a corner and was actually good.
They showed in Game 4 why that’s still not the case.
As I wrote earlier, I thought Corbin pitched a decent game and at least kept the Nationals in it through 6 innings.
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Both continued their struggles with walks as they combined to issue 5 free passes in just two-thirds of an inning.
And it was Rodney who gave up the grand slam that allowed the Astros to put the game away.
As I talked about in the article linked above, even though the Washington bullpen has shown some promise at times in this World Series, Sean Doolittle and Daniel Hudson are the only arms you can trust out of the bullpen.
And those are the only two guys you will see used the rest of the way if the Nationals have a lead late — outside of a starter being used in relief.
With the game being a blowout, both teams will have their top bullpen arms available for Game 5. The only exception might be Will Harris for the Astros who came in to put out that sixth inning fire.
These two teams will have one more game in DC on Sunday night for Game 5 before going back to Houston.