The Washington Nationals forced a game #5 tiebreaker with a 5-0 shutout win against the Chicago Cubs in game #4 of the NLDS today.
Strasburg finally stepped up, and claimed the start that he was expected to take. I was there in 2012 during that silly fiasco where he was shutdown for the postseason, and we missed a perfect opportunity to advance in the postseason. Also, kudos to Tanner Roark, who was ready to pitch game #4 for the Nats.
Trea Turner scored in the Top of the 3rd inning to give the Nats a 1-0 lead.
Michael Taylor hit a Grand Slam in the Top of the 8th Inning to score Daniel Murphy, Anthony Rendon, and Matt Weiters. Score is 8-0
Jayson Werth remains an important foundational anchor for the ballclub. I hope they sign him for a 2-year contract after the season because Werth has already proven that he's ready, willing, and able to play.