World Series

On Wednesday, October 30th, Washington Nationals competed against the Houston Astros. The Nationals won Game seven of the Baseball World Series, thus winning the series at the Minute Maid Park stadium. The Nationals brought home the bacon beating the Astros 4-3. Washington was behind but managed came back stronger than ever in the sixth and seventh games. Anthony Rendon and Howie Kendrick pulled the Nats ahead, and were able to extend their lead to 6-2 entering the bottom of the ninth thanks to a timely hit from Juan Soto and Adam Eaton; they did what seemed impossible, in other words.
Staying true to character, the Nationals required a comeback to win the game, which is exactly what they did by racking in a score of 6-2 by the end of the ninth inning. The Nat’s comeback wasn’t the only thing that was unique about this series. Both the Astros and the Nats won in their away games instead of their home games, which is unheard of in baseball history.
The win would not have been possible without their pitcher, Stephen Strasburg who was named the Most Valuable Player Award during the series. Strasburg was the starting pitcher for Games 2 and 6 and brought his A game both time. In Game 2, he threw six innings and allowed two runs. In Game 6, he tossed 8 1/3 innings and also permitted two runs. Combined, he accumulated 14 innings, 12 hits, four runs, three walks and 14 strikeouts. When asked how he felt about the award, the player was at a loss for words. He claimed it was “surreal” and proceed to talk about how much respect and love he has for his players. It truly was a memorable World Series that will never be forgotten by all National players and fans alike.