World Series Game 6: Nationals turn to Stephen Strasburg with season on line

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HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 23: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals delivers the pitch against the Houston Astros during the third inning in Game Two of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 23, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - OCTOBER 23: Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals delivers the pitch against the Houston Astros during the third inning in Game Two of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 23, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 25: Anthony  Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals reacts after flying out against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning in Game Three of the 2019 World Series at Nationals Park on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 25: Anthony  Rendon #6 of the Washington Nationals reacts after flying out against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning in Game Three of the 2019 World Series at Nationals Park on October 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

With the Washington Nationals season — and hopes of winning the World Series — on the line, they turn to Stephen Strasburg in Game 6.

Is there really anyone else you’d want on the mound for the Washington Nationals in Game 6 than Stephen Strasburg?

I know Max Scherzer has been the best pitcher in baseball for years now, and the Washington Nationals will still need him to win this series, but there is no one I trust more right now than Stras.

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In this postseason, Strasburg has allowed just 6 earned runs on 25 hits and 2 walks with 40 strikeouts over 28 innings. And the Nationals have yet to lose a game that he’s pitched in this postseason.

In fact, if Strasburg gets the win in Game 6, he’ll tie Randy Johnson (2001) and Francisco Rodriguez (2002) with the most wins in a single postseason (5).

And you could make the argument that Strasburg didn’t even have his best game in Game 2 when he gave up 2 runs on 7 hits and a walk with 7 strikeouts over 6 innings.

He only had one 1-2-3 inning in that game.

He’s only given up seven or more hits in a game nine times this season.

But none of that is going to mean anything unless the Nationals offense gets back on track. They’ve scored just a single run in each of the last three games.

The odds would tell you they are due to score more than 1 run in Game 6.

It won’t be an easy task as they go up against Justin Verlander again, but maybe they left their hot bats in Houston.

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