Astros at Nationals, 5:07 PM PDT, TV: Fox
The big news of the day is that the Nats’ scheduled starter Max Scherzer has neck spasms and has been scratched. In his place will be RHP Joe Ross, who started the season in the bullpen but emerged as a member of the Nationals’ rotation when relieving didn’t suit him. He had Tommy John surgery in 2017; 2019 was his first full season back from that. He’ll face the Astros’ Gerrit Cole, who had an uncharacteristic loss in Game One in which he gave up five runs on eight hits in seven innings.
#WorldSeries Game 5!
— Houston Astros (@astros) October 27, 2019
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 27, 2019