It's hard to know what Washington will get out of Scherzer.
The 31-year-old Strasburg was lights out on Tuesday, holding the Houston Astros to just two runs in 8.1 innings to force a Game 7. But Robinson Chirinos popped out on an attempted sacrifice bunt before Josh Reddick grounded out. The inning ended on George Springer's liner that was caught just off the ground by left fielder Juan Soto.
With Scherzer and Zack Greinke on the mound, it is the first time Cy Young winners have matched up in Game 7 of a World Series. He is coming off his most durable season, going 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA and 251 strikeouts in an NL-high 209 innings, boosting his record to 112-58 in 10 seasons.
Greinke has allowed one hit while throwing 12 of 20 pitches for strikes. He then carried his bat nearly all the way to first base and handed it to Tim Bogar in a not-so-subtle respone to Bregman. Dave Roberts' managing was second-guessed throughout the Washington series, and no more so than when he put Clayton Kershaw in for relief in Game 5 and the southpaw blew the lead. It got so bad there was talk around town the Nationals might fire Martinez and trade away Scherzer.
Scherzer, you'll remember, was supposed to pitch Game 5 but was a late scratch because of a neck and back injury. It's not how I was raised to play the game...
It all comes down to Wednesday night for the 2019 World Series.
Earlier, two of Houston's famed Killer B's, Hall of Famers Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell threw out ceremonial first pitches simultaneously.
This was the first ejection of a World Series manager since the Atlanta Braves' Bobby Cox in 1996. McHugh and McCullers helped the Astros to their first title in 2017. "If I'm going to bet with my head or anyone else's, you're going to say I want to win the bet".
"Doesn't look like there is one right now, but I hope there's one tomorrow. That's unfortunate. And certainly we have to take ownership of that". Game 4 starter Jose Urquidy closed out the top of the ninth for the Astros.
Greinke, who hasn't won a playoff game since 2015, was obtained from Arizona at the July trade deadline.
Even though he wasn't in attendance for tonight's showdown, his all-in gambling approach has captivated sports fans from all over to be a part of history in the form of the largest ever sports bet in the state of Mississippi.
Russian military delegation to visit Turkey
The NGO said that it was the first "direct confrontation between the two sides" since the start of the Turkish operation. The Kurdish-led forces had been US allies during a five-year campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria.
With the Nationals trailing the Astros in the series, 3-2, and leading the game by the same margin, Washington shortstop Trea Turner hit an infield dribbler off of Houston pitcher Brad Peacock with a runner on first. The three-time Cy Young victor was scratched from Sunday's Game 5 because neck spasms wouldn't even allow him to lift his arm.
Torrey then explained that the interference call wasn't reviewable because it was a judgment call and that umpires went to review to "make sure everything they were telling (Martinez) was double checked".
The Nationals reportedly called for the game to be played under protest, but Fox's Tom Verducci reported that the protest was disallowed because judgment calls aren't eligible for protest.
Soto, too, flipped the bat at his first base coach, Tim Bogar. "It was an emotional reaction".
"Everybody has the belief in me and the doctors that I could get right and be ready", he said.
Getting inside Wednesday's Game 7 required some spend. "I wanted to do it".
The Washington Nationals are World Series champs!
As the stakes ratcheted up during Game 6 of the World Series, controversy took over in the seventh inning. But Hinch shut that down.
Manager A.J. Hinch turned to the reliever he trusted most in a crucial spot. They trailed by two in the eighth against Clayton Kershaw in Game 5 of the NLDS.
This couldn't have worked out much better than it did for the Washington Nationals, as we head into World Series Game 7. Kendrick, the 36-year-old who drew little attention coming into October, is the biggest reason why a championship is coming to Washington D.C.