World Series Game 4: Aaron Nola, Phillies look to step on the throats of the Houston Astros tonight at Citizens Bank Park
Last night, the Philadelphia Phillies were guided by Ranger Suarez and the bullpen along with FIVE home runs to defeat the Houston Astros 7-0 in Game 3 of the 2022 World Series.
While everyone can understand the buzz around the city of Philadelphia right now, there’s still plenty of work left to be done. All attention now shifts to Aaron Nola tonight at The Bank in Game 4, as the Phillies look to step on the throats of the Houston Astros and put themselves one win away from being crowned World Champions of Baseball.
Aaron Nola vs Cristian Javier
As for Aaron Nola, he will look to rebound after two less-than-stellar playoff starts against the Padres and Astros.
In Game 1, the Phillies overcame an early 5-run deficit and took the lead on a 10th inning JT Realmuto solo home run to beat the Astros 6-5. Nola did not pitch well, only lasting 4.1 innings while allowing six hits, five earned runs and two walks. He struck out five. In the postseason, Nola is 2-1 with a 4.57 ERA and 23 strike outs over 21.2 innings pitched.
Thanks to the rain delay, the Phillies were able to reset their rotation and put Ranger Suarez on the mound last night in Game 3. As we all know, Suarez was incredible, and we now have Nola tonight and Zack Wheeler tomorrow night with hopes to avoid going back to Houston for games 6 and 7 this weekend.
Opposing Nola will be Cristian Javier, who is 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA over 6.2 innings pitched in the postseason.
World Series Game 4: Houston Astros @ Philadelphia Phillies
|Houston Astros||-1.5 (+160)||-102||O 7.5 (+100)|
|Philadelphia Phillies||+1.5 (-194)||-116||U 7.5 (-122)|
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Look, there’s blood in the water. The Houston Astros got absolutely destroyed last night and looked shell-shocked throughout the game thanks to the Phillies at the plate and an incredible crowd at Citizens Bank Park. All it took was the home run from Bryce Harper in the bottom of the first inning and that game was over.
Score early again tonight and we’ll see the same result.
The Phillies didn’t even have to tap their horses in the pen last night. Jose Alvarado and Seranthony Dominguez are well rested, along with Zach Eflin. If you win tonight, you are just one game away from being World Champions.
Put them in a stranglehold. Stomp on their throats. We do not lose at Citizens Bank Park this postseason. Period.
Let’s end this thing in Philly tomorrow night.