The Nationals' Long Road To Win The World Series


Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg throws during the first inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Houston.

The Boston Red Sox legend seemingly predicted the Washington Nationals would win the 2019 World Series two-plus weeks before it happened.

Prior to this series, a team had never won all four road games in a series but the Nationals managed to pull it off.

"The way this game went is the way this whole season went", said Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who was the team's first player chosen after it moved from Montreal, Canada to Washington in 2005.

During one of the game's commercial breaks, a pro-Trump campaign ad played and, as they had when Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended Game 5 in the capital three days earlier, some Nationals fans booed the president and chanted "lock him up" - a twist on a common chant during his rallies, usually referring to Hillary Clinton. Two batters later, after a pitching change, Howie Kendrick made it 3-2 with his two-run shot that ricocheted off the right field pole. "Our inability to pitch in high-leverage situations was a clear problem and was a contributing factor - we had the third-worst record in all of baseball behind just the Tigers and Orioles in combined 1- and 2-run games".

The Nationals came a long way to win it all this year.

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Washington added a run in the eighth and two more in the ninth to make it 6-2. And baseball has taken our mind off of all that, and we came together as a city and said, you know what?

"To be able to do it with this group of guys is something special", he said.

The Nationals are taking home the Commissioner's Trophy despite an ungrateful fanbase comprised nearly entirely of wealthy lobbyists and bandwagon hipsters with little-to-no sports knowledge. Let's just go out there and have fun and enjoy life.

The three-time Cy Young victor became a late scratch before Game 5 on Sunday after waking up and being unable to get out of bed due to a nerve issue. Scherzer was scratched from his Game 5 start due to neck spasms.

Daniel Hudson pitched a ideal ninth to earn the save. In the two subsequent elimination games, the Nats fell behind but stayed relaxed enough to win both contests late.