The Nationals 6-2 win over the Astros in Game 7 of the 2019 World Series resulted in the first World Series victory in franchise history. The last time a professional Washington baseball team won the World Series was in 1924 with the Senators.
Game 7 Summary:
The series brought an interesting back-and-fourth between the Nationals and Astros and it was anyone’s guess by Game 7. With the help of Yuli Gurriel and Carlos Correa, the Astros started the game with a 2-run lead. Shortly after, Anthony Rendon gave the Nationals their first run of the game. Howie Kendrick followed it up with a 2-run homer to bring in he and Juan Soto who offered a home run of his own in the eighth. The score grew again in the top of the ninth to achieve a game-winning 6-2 lead over Houston.1
Game 7 couldn’t have happened without the help of Stephen Strasburg.2
Stephen Strasburg proved to be as lethal as ever in the series. Here are some interesting facts:
Sometimes you have to stand in awe of an athlete’s natural talents. Stephen Strasburg is one of those athletes. His mound appearances seem rarer than others on the Nationals pitching roster and yet, when he does appear, it’s pretty much game over for the other team, every. single. time.
Stephen Strasburg won Games 2 and Game 6. In both games combined, he pitched 14 innings, allowed 12 hits, four runs, and three walks. Additionally, he collected 14 strikeouts, and compiled a 2.51 ERA for the series.3
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- Washington Nationals Win Bizarre, Wacky, Improbable 2019 World Series, 6-2, Over Houston Astros. www.newsweek.com ↩︎
- Stephen Strasburg Wins 2019 World Series MVP. bleacherreport.com ↩︎
- Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg Named 2019 World Series MVP. www.si.com ↩︎