The number could still haunt the Nationals, could still be chiseled on their tombstone if the Houston Astros recover and win this World Series.
It is 5.66, the Nationals’ bullpen earned run average in the regular season.
No playoff team in major league history has ever had an ERA so high.
“It’s a gutty group of guys down there, man,” Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo said late last night, after four of those guys preserved a 5-4 victory in Game 1 at Minute Maid Park. “They’re sick and tired of hearing about it, I know that much.”
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— Tyler Kepner (@TylerKepner) October 23, 2019