Nationals World Series: All hands on deck with title on the line in Game 7

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals watches the game in the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Nationals Park on September 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals watches the game in the ninth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Nationals Park on September 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /
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HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 22: Max  Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals reacts after retiring the side in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros in Game One of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS – OCTOBER 22: Max  Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals reacts after retiring the side in the fifth inning against the Houston Astros in Game One of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

Nationals pitchers for Game 7

Because of the amazing performance from Strasburg in Game 6, the Nationals have just about every pitcher available in Game 7.

Max Scherzer, the scheduled starter Wednesday night, warmed up in the bullpen during Game 6 but Dave Martinez didn’t have to use him.

Even with extra rest, it’s hard to see Scherzer going very long in this game with the injuries he’s been dealing with.

I expect this to be another grinder of a game for Scherzer, and I would be happy if the gave us 5 solid innings.

After that, there’s really only three or four pitchers the Nationals can go to in order to finish off the game.

My guess is that Patrick Corbin will be the first man out of the bullpen. Sean Doolittle and Daniel Hudson are the only other two arms the Nationals hope to use in Game 7.

If they need to cover another inning in the middle of the game, it will likely be Anibal Sanchez that gets the ball.

But those are the five pitchers the Nationals will be counting on in Game 7 in order to win the World Series.

Any chance Strasburg could throw one more inning? Doubtful, but it is a Game 7 of the World Series, anything can happen.

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