The Washington Nationals pitching staff is doing exactly what it should do: Dominate.
In total, the three Nationals starters have thrown 21 2/3 innings, allowed nine hits, three walks, and stuck out 28 batters. Total runs? One. Earned runs? Zero.
Not for nothing, the much-maligned bullpen, which had the worst ERA of any bullpen in baseball in 2019, has pitched 5 1/3 innings and two hits and one earned run on a misplayed ball hit to Michael A. Taylor.
The Washington Nationals, who at one time were languishing at 19-31, are now one win away from making their first World Series in franchise history.