By Harry Allison
In Games 1 and 2, the Nationals did something that other teams could not pull off all season and that’s beat Gerrit Cole AND Justin Verlander when they start back-to-back games.
Verlander threw six innings but gave up two runs early and did not look to be in the form he demonstrated in the regular season when he finished with a 2.58 ERA.
The 12 runs scored was the most by the Nationals in 12 postseason games. They hit three home runs in the game and scored six runs in the seventh inning en route to victory.
Game 3 of the 2019 World Series is tonight, and the Nats are expected to have Anibal Sanchez starting while the Astros will respond with Zack Greinke.
Odds as of October 24 at Bovada