World Series Game 4 starting pitchers tied to interesting MLB history

The starting pitchers of the Atlanta Braves as well as the Houston Astros were tied to an interesting past season.

The Braves began Dylan Lee, a rookie left-handed pitching pitcher. With only two innings of regular season experience and 2 1/3 innings postseason, Lee was a rookie left-handed pitcher. His role was to help Atlanta get to the bullpen more often than the Houston team.

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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Dylan Lee throws during the first inning in Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Atlanta.

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Dylan Lee throws during the first inning in Game 4 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Atlanta.
(AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Lee got into trouble early and loaded the bases before he was taken out for Kyle Wright. Lee lasted only one third of an inning when Wright arrived to stop Houston. In the first inning, one runner reached the plate before the game was ended.

Lee became the first MLB pitcher to ever make a major league appearance in a World Series match. He also had the shortest World Series start since San Diego Padres pitcher Mark Thurmond in 1984. According to CBS Sports, Thurmond only scored one run in Game 5 against the Detroit Tigers.

The Astros brought in veteran pitcher Zack Greinke and had him batting eighth instead of ninth. In the second inning, Greinke scored a run against Wright.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws during the first inning in Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Atlanta.

Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws during the first inning in Game 4 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Atlanta.
(AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

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Greinke became the first pitcher since Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber in 2016 to get a hit in the World Series.

Houston Astros' Zack Greinke hits a single during the second inning in Game 4 of baseball's World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Atlanta.

Houston Astros’ Zack Greinke hits a single during the second inning in Game 4 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Atlanta.
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Houston was looking to even the series.

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