Game 4 of the World Series takes place in Washington tonight and Ben Steele thinks we're about to see our first home win of the series...
"Washington is hosting the World Series for the first time in 86 years, and Patrick Corbin will be looking to become the first home pitcher to earn a win."
Corbin set up to claim historic Nats win
The Houston Astros were 60-21 at home in the regular season, the best record in the Majors, but that stood for nothing in the first two games of the World Series. The Nationals beat Gerrit Cole and then Justin Verlander to take a 2-0 lead back to Washington, but then Houston were comfortable in a 4-1 win last night to make it three away wins in the series. Washington is hosting the World Series for the first time in 86 years, and Patrick Corbin will be looking to become the first home pitcher to earn a win.
The 30-year-old hasn't been at the same level as Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg in October, but he is more talented than his opposite number tonight, Jose Urquidy so will be a expecting to move the Nats to within one game of a World Series victory.
Nats will have to run the gauntlet to claim the series
We've already seen some incredible ace v ace matchups in this series and after tonight the Houston Astros will turn to Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander and Zack Greinke to try and keep them in with a chance. Nationals youngster Juan Soto has been the star hitter throughout the playoffs, leading the team in home runs and RBIs and with Anthony Rendon also a decent threat, they have the men to challenge that Astros rotation. Tonight is crucial, and I expect this to be a high scoring game, before we return to the norm in Game 5.