Monday, October 21, 2019

World Series Prediction

Division Series Record (3-1)
Championship Series Record (0-2)

2019 World Series Prediction

Washington Nationals Vs Houston Astros

The Astros are by far the best team in baseball this season and have continued to prove that throughout the postseason. The starting pitching is one of the best in the league led by the ageless wonder Justin Verlander who is still as dominant as ever, along with Gerrit Cole who hasn’t lost a start since the beginning of the Summer. They will both give any batting order a run for their money and it’s very rare when they get rattled after giving up a run or two. The Astros only weakness has been their bullpen, which hasn’t been a problem at this point in the postseason. The entire team is finally healthy and really starting to play some of their best baseball.

With all that being said the Nationals are on fire and if there’s one thing I have learned over the years watching baseball is that the hottest team coming into the playoffs usually ends up hoisting the trophy in the end. The Nationals starting pitching can go pound for pound with the Astros, which should make for some interesting games in this World Series. The Nationals batting order has only gotten better as the season has gone on and Juan Soto is the leader of the pack right now in this lineup. Soto has caught fire with 34 home runs and a .282 batting average and he seems to get better as the playoffs go on. I never expected the Nationals to end up in the World Series, but now that they are here I actually believe in them. They play smart baseball and have dominated every team they faced so far in the postseason. The Astros will be a tough test for them to pass, but I believe when it’s all said and done the Nationals will win the World Series.

Nationals over Astros in 6 games

MVP: Max Scherzer

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