With the World Series now tied at two games apiece, the Washington Nationals hope to regain the lead at home in Game 5.
This World Series will reset in Game 5 with the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros tied up at two games each and both team’s aces back on the mound.
When the Nationals left Houston with a 2-0 lead, this is certainly not what we had in mind.
But at the same time, as John Smoltz mentioned during the Game 4 broadcast, if you told Nationals fans before the World Series started that they’d be tied at 2-2 going into Game 5 I think most would have been on board.
In reality, this series probably should be tied at two. I thought going into this that the Nats would win games two and four.
But also as Smoltz mentioned, it’s the way we got to 2-2 that has Nationals fans with a sick feeling in their stomach.
Now this World Series turns into a best of three with possibly three more great pitching matchups remaining.
You know it’s going to be difficult for the Nationals to win back-to-back games against Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander, but they’ll need to do just that if they’re going to get back in this series and win it all.
Washington just has to sit back, reset, and get back to doing the things that were working in the first two games — and hope they start having some breaks go their way.
That quest will continue in Game 5 as we get a rematch between Cole and Max Scherzer on Sunday night.