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A city often characterized as a little uptight let some raw emotion, and many kegs of beer, flow freely as the Washington Nationals won the World Series despite not winning a single home game
In some ways, this World Series championship serves as an “I told you so” for the Washington Nationals and their general manager, Mike Rizzo.
It was well within their grasp. The Houston Astros had a shot at a mini dynasty with a second title in three seasons. Instead, they failed to get one win in two chances at home against the Washington Nationals and have an offseason as runner-ups to ponder what might have been.
There will be a matchup of former Cy Young winners who were first-round draft picks if there is a Game 7 in the World Series. Zack vs. Mad Max.
Max Scherzer is all warmed up. The Washington ace put aside his recent injury woes for a little light tossing in left field Tuesday, a day before he hopes to start for the Nationals in Game 7 of the World Series.
Washington catcher Kurt Suzuki is out of the Nationals lineup again for Game 6 of the World Series.
From the box seats to the far reaches of the bleachers, all 40,000 umpires in the stands at Nationals Park were sure they could tell: Gerrit Cole’s fastball to Victor Robles missed the strike zone. By at least an inch, clearly.
If there was one positive facet about the Washington Nationals’ first loss in well over a week, it was that they had a fresh bullpen for their next attempt to take control of the World Series.
Houston’s Gerrit Cole heads into his World Series rematch against the Washington Nationals and Max Scherzer in Game 5 on Sunday in an unfamiliar position.
Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki was out of the starting lineup for Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday night after injuring his right hip flexor.
WASHINGTON – After Robinson Chirinos yanked a line drive off the foul pole in left field to give the Houston Astros a 4-1 lead in Game 3 of the World Series against the Washington Nationals, he huddled with his 12-year-old son, David, in the clubhouse. “I came inside and he was waiting for me, like, ‘Give me a hug, nice job, good swing,“’ Chirinos said. “Stuff like that, you can’t put into words. There’s some memories you’re going to remember forever. So I thank God and the Houston organization to allow me to do that.”
Juan Soto celebrated his 21st birthday with about 40,000 of his closest friends. Great place for a party, too – Nationals Park for Game 3 of the World Series.
The first World Series game in the nation’s capital since 1933 had all the trappings of a modern-day big event: exceedingly expensive tickets, massive traffic jams and long lines at the entrances and concession stands.
Dave Martinez feels laid back this October, no longer able to parry pressure by getting jacked on java. “I look at Starbucks and I have to close my eyes,” the Washington Nationals manager said.
As he took the podium last week in the White House briefing room, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was a familiar Washington figure – a former congressman and D.C. transplant who cheers for the team that calls Capitol Hill home.
Even though rookie Yordan Alvarez is one of the Houston Astros’ hottest hitters in the World Series, there’s no guarantee he will be in the lineup for Game 3.
The Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters following Houston’s pennant-winning victory over the New York Yankees last weekend.
A century after the Black Sox scandal that tarnished the World Series and ushered in major changes in baseball, the notion that millionaire ballplayers would take money to throw a game – much less the World Series – is all but unthinkable.
Anibal Sanchez is not as highly touted, or as highly paid, as the three members of the Washington Nationals’ starting staff who already have pitched in this World Series. All he’s done so far this postseason, though, is go 1-0 with a 0.71 ERA in two starts, taking a no-hit bid into the eighth inning of his previous appearance.
The “Baby Shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo” earworm might just be coming to a World Series near you, if Washington Nationals backup outfielder Gerardo Parra heads to the plate during one of his team’s home games against the Houston Astros.