After falling behind 2-0 in the World Series, the Astros finally snapped out of their funk. They got some excellent pitching and, lo and behold, managed some hits with runners in scoring position to defeat the Nationals 4-1 on Friday.
The Astros went 4-for-10 with runners in scoring position in Game Three, which is worlds better than what they’ve done through most of the playoffs. They still left 10 runners on base, but we’ll certainly take the improvement.
By contrast, it was the Nationals who truly struggled to get clutch hits.