Nationals World Series: All hands on deck with title on the line in Game 7
After a thrilling Game 6, it will be all hands on deck as the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros play one more World Series game.
We have one game left in the baseball season as the Washington Nationals won on the road again in Game 6 to force a final and decisive Game 7 against the Houston Astros in the 2019 World Series.
It all comes down to this. The Washington Nationals are one game away from bringing home their first-ever World Series championship.
But before we get into Game 7, let’s take a look back at this wild World Series and how we got here.
First of all, a home team has yet to win a game in this World Series — and the Nationals hope that continues in Game 7.
The Nationals jumped out to a 2-0 lead only to lose three in a row at home to fall behind 3-2. But then behind a brilliant performance by Stephen Strasburg in Game 6, the Nationals were able to force a Game 7.
What I find most interesting about this World Series is that the starter has factored into every decision except one (Greinke didn’t last long enough to qualify for the win in Game 3).
After all of the talk about how both bullpens have been terrible coming into this World Series, a bullpen has yet to decide a game.
Now, the bullpens have certainly allowed teams to extend leads and put them out of reach, but a reliever doesn’t have a single loss in this World Series.
I wonder if that is setting us up for some late-inning dramatics in Game 7.?
It probably won’t matter much in this game because I doubt either starter makes it long enough to qualify for a win.
Only certain pitchers will be allowed to pitch in this game, and they’ll get pulled at the first sign of trouble.
Let’s take a look at the pitching strategies for both teams in Game 7.