World Series: Washington Nationals head home for Game 3 with all the momentum

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HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 23: Adam  Eaton #2 of the Washington Nationals celebrates his two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning in Game Two of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 23, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

After taking care of business on the road, the Washington Nationals head home with a ton of momentum and a 2-0 lead in the World Series.

The Washington Nationals have shocked the baseball world by taking down the heavily favored Houston Astros in the first two games of the World Series.

While we certainly don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, the momentum in this city for this team is at an all-time high as the Nationals prepare to host Game 3.

Certainly history is on the side of the Washington Nationals after winning the first two games of the series on the road. Twenty-two of 25 teams that have won the first two games on the road in a seven-game series has gone on to win that series.

Chard Thornburg of MLB.com did a great job of looking at the history of teams with 2-0 leads. Overall, only 13 teams have come back from such a deficit in 84 chances.

But still, it’s a possibility, and the Houston Astros have the talent and experience to get it done.

That is why the Washington Nationals can’t let up as they return home on Friday night in Game 3.

The scene at Nationals Park on Friday night is going to be electric, and maybe the biggest challenge for the Washington Nationals is not getting caught up in the hype.

If they can stick with what they’ve done in the first two games and continue to do the little things right, they have a chance to make history at home.

But things don’t get much easier for the Nationals as they have to take on another former Cy Young winner and an 18-game winner in 2019 in Zack Greinke.

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