Here it is, the final series of the season. We’ll be sad when Baseball’s gone, but it’s also time for a break, right?
Exciting times ahead for the Nationals . . .
Ladies and gentlemen, your first-ever Washington Nationals #WorldSeries roster.#STAYINTHEFIGHT pic.twitter.com/FS6dH6D33u— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 22, 2019
. . . Meanwhile, the Astros are trying to be a rare team not named the Yankees to win two championships in three years. After 2012, the Giants became just the third NL team since WWII to do it. I don’t have the stat on three in six years, but I assume that’s rarer still.
SS — Trea Turner
RF — Adam Eaton
3B — Anthony Rendon
LF — Juan Soto
DH — Howie Kendrick
2B — Asdrubal Cabrera
1B — Ryan Zimmerman
C — Kurt Suzuki
CF — Victor Robles
SP — Max Scherzer
How else is it going for the Astros . . . ?
Our 25 men. #TakeItBack pic.twitter.com/d0ruuBnGqD— Houston Astros (@astros) October 22, 2019
Sure, sure. Great a roster. What else?
Gurriel’s last playoff strikeout was in Game 2 of the 2018 ALCS against David Price— Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) October 21, 2019
Hmm . . . not that. What else . . . can’t . . . hmm, while I think about it, here’s their lineup for tonight:
CF — George Springer
2B — Jose Altuve
LF — Michael Brantley
3B — Alex Bregman
1B — Yuli Gurriel
SS — Carlos Correa
DH — Yordan Alvarez
C — Martin Maldonado
SP — Gerrit Cole
Ah, I remember. The Astros’ assistant GM is an asshole.
57% of you have picked (so far) the Nationals to win the whole damn thing. The step towards that trophy begins tonight.
Gerrit Cole against the National League this year (6 starts: CHC, CIN, PIT, STL, COL, MIL):
Max Scherzer against the American League this year (3 starts: DET, KC, BAL):