Washington Nationals World Series: 3 takeaways from blowout win in Game 2
Here we discuss the most critical moments from Game 2 of the 2019 World Series where the Washington Nationals earned a blowout victory.
Raise your hand if you had the Washington Nationals leaving Houston with 2-0 lead in the World Series?
It’s hard to believe that even diehard Washington Nationals fans saw this coming. But that’s the reality after the Nats went into Minute Maid Park and took down two of the best starting pitchers in all of baseball.
Once again, we got a great pitching matchup as Stephen Strasburg took the mound against Justin Verlander in Game 2.
After both pitchers gave up a pair of first inning runs, they settled down and gave us the duel we were expecting.
But still, neither pitcher was able to record an out in the seventh inning; although, Verlander would start the top of the seventh, and it would be his undoing.
Things unraveled quickly for Verlander and the Astros in that seventh innings as the Nationals broke open a 2-2 game by scoring 6 runs in the inning.
At that point, the game was essentially over, but the Nats offense kept pouring it on to make the final score 12-3.
As always, the final score doesn’t tell the whole story of a baseball game. There were several moments in this game were things could have gone in a different direction.
From Altuve gifting the Nats an out by getting caught stealing in the first — costing the Astros a run and more pitches for Strasburg — to Bregman being unable to make a huge play in the seventh.
But make no mistake, the Washington Nationals went into Houston and took care of business, earning a commanding 2-0 series lead.