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Strasburg vs. Verlander

World Series - Washington Nationals v Houston Astros - Game Six Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images

It’s the last chance for the Nats and it’s the first of two chances for the Astros to win their second World Series in three years.

The general sentiment is that this has been a boring World Series. I think I agree, but not completely. The games have typically lacked late-game drama, but there’s been some juice from the fact that the home team has yet to win a game. Also compelling: the starting pitching. Stephen Strasburg has been shoving all postseason. Justin Verlander has yet to win a World Series start.

We can assume the Astros will win this series, but there’s still the remote possibility of the road team winning all their games to clinch a championship. That’s never happened before. Seems unlikely, though. RIP Nationals.

NATIONALS

2B — Trea Turner
RF — Adam Eaton
3B — Anthony Rendon
LF — Juan Soto
DH — Howie Kendrick
2B — Asdrubal Cabrera
1B — Ryan Zimmerman
CF — Victor Robles
C — Yan Gomes

SP — Stephen Strasburg

ASTROS

CF — George Springer
2B — Jose Altuve
LF — Michael Brantley
3B — Alex Bregman
1B — Yuli Gurriel
DH — Yordan Alvarez
SS — Carlos Correa
C — Robinson Chirinos
RF — Josh Reddick

SP — Justin Verlander

I’m so sorry, Nats, but, go Nats.