Nationals at Astros, 5:00 PM PDT, TV: Fox
On paper this is a starting pitcher’s series like we haven’t seen in quite a while. Each team’s rotation has three excellent starters: Verlander, Cole and Greinke for the Astros and Scherzer, Strasburg and Corbin for the Nats.
All six of those starters performed admirably this season. In fact, they were all top 20 in ERA among qualified pitchers: Cole was third, Verlander fourth, Scherzer eighth, Greinke ninth, Corbin 13th and Strasburg 16th. It’s the first World Series since 1945 to feature six of the top 20 pitchers in ERA, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
That’s when the Tigers, with Hal Newhouser (1st) and Dizzy Trout (T-10th), faced the Cubs, who had Claude Passeau (4th), Paul Derringer (T-10th), Hank Wyse (T-15th) and Ray Prim (T-15th).
Game One will feature RHP Max Scherzer for the Nationals and RHP Gerrit Cole for the Astros. Scherzer took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his last start, Game Two of the NLCS against the Cardinals. Cole has won all three of his postseason starts, giving up ten hits and one run in 22 2/3 innings.
GUESS. WHAT. DAY. IT. IS. #Scherzday // #STAYINTHEFIGHT pic.twitter.com/bXVih3gu0p
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 22, 2019
#WorldSeries Game 1!
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— Houston Astros (@astros) October 22, 2019
There may be worse people in baseball than the Minute Maids’ front office. https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1187132247217856512?s=20
He’s an idiot, but not only that, he can’t spell.
Wait a second….it wasn’t that long ago we saw a pitching matchup along those line, after all Ryu was first, Klayton 10th and Buehler 12th..
Hinch a little short with the journalists.
I think the Nationals are classy. I like the team and want them to beat the Astros. Yep, I do.
They’re somewhat less distasteful than the Minute Maids.
Here’s something we can all get behind. https://twitter.com/nprscottsimon/status/1186836205469622273?s=20
Back in Apri, heck October 1, I never imagined I wouldn’t be excited about game 1 of the World Series. I’ll watch, but no passion.
It’s background noise for me, but if it gets exciting I’ll probably pay more attention.
Just tuned in to see Soto’s home run off Cole. Many want the Dodgers to break the bank to sign Cole this off season. He has given up two home runs in 3+ innings. Makes me appreciate Kershaw more.
I’m almost indifferent, but loathe the Minute Maids more than I dislike the Nationals.