photo from the Washington Post: Yordan Alvarez put the Astros on the board first with a two-run home run in the second inning. (Jonathan Newton /The Washington Post)
On the MLB The Show 2019 World Series podcast with Daniel:
1 World Series tied at 2-2 after Astros take Game 4; home team yet to win
2 Nationals fans boo Astros’ Roberto Osuna in wake of controversy
3 Commissioner Rob Manfred said President Trump opted out of World Series’ first pitch to improve fan experience
4 Red Sox hire Tampa Bay Rays’ Chaim Bloom as Head of Baseball Operations
5 Longtime MLB umpire Chuck Meriweather dies at 63, second umpire to die this month after Eric Cooper
Daniel did MLB commentary throughout the 2019 season and will return next Sunday doing NHL podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
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On the MLB podcast with Matt:
#1 The Astros certainly had their backs to the wall as they beat the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington 4-1 to cut the Nats’ series lead 2-1.
#2 How much does postseason experience come into play for the Astros in a win like this on the road?
#3 Jose Altuve was the hero for the Astros when they played the New York Yankees during the ALCS, and now he does it again with two doubles and scoring twice on Friday night.
#4 Astros pitcher Zack Greinke started throwing 4.2 innings, seven hits, one run, three walks, and six strikeouts, which was key in holding the Nats to just one run.
#5 In the first two losses for the Astros, assistant general manager Brandon Taubman, who was fired on Thursday over his Game 6 ALCS rant when he said he was glad the Astros picked up closer Roberto Osuna from Toronto, who was suspended for 70 games for domestic violence in front of female reporters. Was this story in itself a distraction amounting to the Astros to lose the first two games of the series?
Matt Harrington does the MLB podcast each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com