TOtlanta had a different opening planned for Game 4, giving the opportunity to Dylan Lee to start at home to give his pitchers time. A decision that was historic, but also that meant punishment for the locals.
With his departure, Lee became the first pitcher to debut as a starter in the World Series, all this after he made his appearance in the majors on the last weekend of the regular week.
It seemed like a good idea after Braves are short of pitchers because of Charlie Morton’s injury, but the Astros immediately took advantage of his rookies. José Altuve received him with a single, while Brantley and Yordan Alvarez walked and could only get one out off Bregman leaving the house full.
His departure did not convince Brian Snitker and immediately traded it for Kyle Wright, who could not stop the danger when he received a hit from Carlos Correa and propelled Altuve. Danger ended Kyle Tucker’s strikeout, but the damage was done.
1st High | Astros 0-0 Braves: Brian Snitker wanted to bet on Dylan Lee as an opener but his trick did not work for him and now he is going for Kyle Wright to take the danger out of his work.
His two major league regular season appearances is the fewest by a Series starting pitcher, behind only Marty Bystrom of Philadelphia who made six (1980, against Kansas City) and Steven Matz of the Mets (2015, against Kansas City), according to ESPN data.