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