World Series Game 4: Cristian Javier vs. Aaron Nola

The Philaelphia Phillies look to take a commanding 3-1 World Series lead when they send Aaron Nola to the mound on Wednesday night in South Philadelphia. The Houston Astros will look to even the World Series and force the series back to Houston on the arm of Cristian Javier.

First pitch is set for 8:03 PM/Eastern from Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia, PA. The game will be broadcast on Fox and the Fox Sports app with Joe Davis and John Smoltz on the call. Locally, the game can be heard on SportsRadio 94 WIP with Scott Franzke, Larry Andersen, and Tom McCarthy.

Pitching Matchup

Cristian Javier (1-0, 1.35 ERA) vs. Aaron Nola (2-1, 4.57 ERA)

Javier’s Last Outing: 10/22 at NYY (ALCS Game 3 ) 5.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K

Nola’s Last Outing: 10/28/22 at HOU (WS Game 1) 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 5 K

Phillies vs. Javier

  • Brandon Marsh: 4-for-7, 1 2B, 2 K
  • Kyle Schwarber: 0-for-2, 1 K
  • No other Phillie has an official at-bat against Javier

Astros vs. Nola

  • Kyle Tucker: 2-for-4, 2 HR
  • Jose Altuve: 2-for-8, 3 K
  • Chas McCormick: 1-for-2, 1 K
  • Yordan Alvarez: 1-for-4, BB, 2 K

Game 4 Storylines

  • Can the Phillies stay undefeated at home in the postseason
  • Aaron Nola is looking to bounce back from two subpar outings
  • Cristian Javier–a fly ball pitcher– versus the Phillies lineup
  • The Phillies “A” bullpen is rested
  • Houston has not lost back-to-back games since September 28 & 29 versus Arizona & Tampa Bay

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