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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 Washington Nationals hold a 2-0 lead over the Houston Astros in the World Series after two wins on the road.
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.
At this rate, AJ Hinch might never issue another intentional walk the rest of his life. Hard to blame the Houston manager for his decision Wednesday night, and the mess that followed in Game 2 of the World Series.
Kurt Suzuki is beat up physically, with a sore back and other ailments after grinding behind the plate from spring training through late October.
Justin Verlander dropped to 0-5 in World Series games Wednesday night as the Washington Nationals pounded the Houston Astros 12-3 for a 2-0 series lead.
Stephen Strasburg’s time had come and he delivered on the biggest stage of all to give the Washington Nationals a 12-3 win over the Houston Astros for a 2-0 lead in the World Series.
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred discounts the drop in home runs during the postseason and expects to receive a new report from scientists on baseballs by the end of the year.
Before going to sleep, George Springer wanted to put to bed what happened on the bases. So the Astros star phoned manager AJ Hinch well after a 5-4 loss to Washington on Tuesday night in Game 1 of the World Series to rehash what went wrong.
After Alex Bregman struck out three times while going 0 for 4 with a walk in Game 1 of the World Series, including two strikeouts with runners on base in a 5-4 loss to Washington, the third baseman was 3 for 22 (.136) with one RBI since the start of the AL Championship Series.
Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch has made a couple of tweaks to his lineup for Game 2 of the World Series against the Washington Nationals.
There’s no cheering – or jeering – in the press box. Impartiality should be the guiding tenet of any journalist. Yet, the Houston Astros are making it really, really tough to abide by that principle.
Asked how his Washington Nationals figured out Gerrit Cole in the World Series opener, Juan Soto didn’t have to look far for an answer. “I’m glad I face him in spring training,” Soto said.
Josh James slowly walks slightly off the mound, turns around and fixes his gaze on the foul pole in right field. A few seconds pass before the hard-throwing Houston Astros reliever returns to the rubber and delivers his next pitch.