World Series: Nationals end magical season with comeback win in Game 7
The Washington Nationals came from behind once again in an elimination game to win their first-ever World Series title.
What other way did you expect this season to end than with the Washington Nationals battling with their backs against the wall?
They became the first team ever to have five comeback wins in elimination games in the postseason. And this in the first-ever World Series that went seven games without the home team winning a game.
What a magical journey it has been for this Washington Nationals team, and nobody deserves to win this World Series trophy more than them.
They got a gutty performance from their ace in Game 7 as Max Scherzer gave them 5 solid innings and kept them in the game.
And then they got some timely home runs from the middle of the lineup.
Scherzer left the game after 5 innings with the Nationals down 2-0.
And then it was that magical seventh inning again that lifted this team.
Anthony Rendon got the comeback started with a solo home run off Zack Greinke — who had shut down the Nationals lineup for six-plus innings.
And then after a one-out walk to Juan Soto, the Astros went to the bullpen.
NLCS MVP Howie Kendrick stepped to the plate and delivered a 2-run home run that will go down in baseball history forever.
Kendrick gave Washington a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning, completing the comeback. The would go on to score three more for a final score of 6-2.
And then it was the Nationals bullpen — led by three solid innings from Patrick Corbin — that was able to hang on and save the game.
You’re Washington Nationals are World Series champions!
It really was an unbelievable season for the Nationals. A team that people counted out on several different occasions.
But they never quit, they never stopped believing, and now they are the last team standing in the 2019 baseball season.