Preview and Prediction
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Baseball is impossible to predict, even though I’m a solid 4-2 at picking games this World Series, but a Game 7 is even harder to predict.
As we’ve talked about, every pitcher in this game will be on a short leash. A base runner could mean the end of your night in a winner-take-all game.
With virtually everyone in the bullpen available in Game 7, you can’t wait for a pitcher to work his way out of a jam.
I think both teams would be ecstatic if their starters gave them 5 innings.
Some positives for the Nationals in this game is that they’ve hit very well at Minute Maid Park in this series, and they do have Scherzer on the mound.
Even if it’s a banged-up Scherzer, you know he’s going to give it everything he’s got for as long as he can and keep his team in the game.
Also, Greinke has not been very Greinke-like in this postseason. I think the Nationals can get to him early and force the Astros to make a move.
Plus, the Nationals have to find a way to put a bow on this storybook book season, right?
I mean, this is a Nationals fansite, so did you really think we were going to pick the other team in Game 7?
No matter the outcome, I hope all Nationals fans — and baseball fans, for that matter — sit back and enjoy the final game of the season.
And specifically for Nats fans, I hope — win or lose — you can look back at this season and remember just how special it has been.