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World Series 2019: Game 4 Preview

The Astros got an important win in Game 3 of the 2019 World Series to move the series to 2-1 in favor of the Nationals. The away team has won all three games of the series thus far. Will Game 4 result in the same outcome? Here is a preview of Game 4 of this year’s World Series:

Watch: FOX

When: First pitch is scheduled for 8:07 PM EST

Pitching

Nationals: Patrick Corbin

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Patrick Corbin will be on the bump for the Nationals tonight. The 30-year-old pitched 202 innings in the regular season and posted a solid 3.25 ERA. He’s struggled so far in the 2019 Postseason, though. The southpaw currently has a 6.91 ERA through 14 1/3 innings pitched during this year’s playoffs. However, he threw a scoreless inning and struck out two in Game 1. Some more zeros in the Astros box score will be something Corbin could enjoy tonight.

Astros: Jose Urquidy

24-year-old Jose Urquidy is set to make the start for Houston. The rookie had just nine regular-season appearances where he ended up having an impressive 1.098 WHIP. Recording 40 strikeouts and just seven walks helped him achieve that WHIP. His hot major league start has continued into the Postseason. Prior to tonight’s game, Urquidy has a 2.08 ERA after two postseason appearances. The Astros are looking for a solid start tonight from their young pitcher in game 4 of the World Series.

Players to Watch For

Nationals: Trea Turner

Trea Turner led-off for the Nationals last night and hit a deep fly out that may have carried out had it been warmer. After three games, his line is sitting at .231/.333/.231. Clearly he has been struggling at the plate. He has the talent to get things going here in Game 4. Though hitting hasn’t been his strong suit in this series, he has been showing some defensive skills. If he continues to play shortstop throughout the series, his defense could end up being very important for the Nationals.

Astros: Alex Bregman

Alex Bregman
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Like Turner, Alex Bregman has been in a huge slump. After slashing .353/.450/.647 in the ALDS, his bat has went quiet. The 25-year-old is 1-for-13 after three games in this series, giving him a .077 average. He did finish the regular season with 41 long balls, breaking his previous record of 31. Bregman could hit for power, and it’s likely something he wants to start doing in the last few games of the 2019 MLB season.

 

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