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FanPulse polled members on who they think will win the 2019 World Series. Currently, we are two games in and it appears that the Washington Nationals are in firm control of the series, up two games to none.
The Houston Astros, after staving off the (alleged) powerhouse New York Yankees lineup, come into the series, perhaps, a little spent. The ‘stros haven’t shown their dominance they exemplified through the 2019 season, which saw them win a league-best 107 games.
The Wild Card-winning Nationals moved past the Milwaukee Brewers in the ‘play-in’ game and then proceeded to decimate the St. Louis Cardinals with a four-game sweep.
Washington is playing like a team of destiny and have not displayed a weakness facing the (arguably) best front-two starters of any team in baseball, Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander. While the Nationals boast the one-two punch of Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, many consider Houston’s pitching to be better from top to bottom.
It certainly hasn’t been the case as of yet. The Nationals pounded the Astros bullpen for ten runs in the final three innings of last night’s 12-3 victory.
Will the pressure be off Houston away from Minute Maid Park with a day to reset? You can bet that Nationals Park will be rocking as the fan base is chomping at the bit to finally get themselves a World Series championship after several years of failure and disappointment in the postseason, following successful regular seasons that included NL East division titles.
Below is the results from the FanPulse poll.
The Astros are the overwhelming favorites, as they were in most predictions, and it will be very interesting to see if they can muster the strength to overcome a difficult 2-0 hole on the road.
What do you think BD readers? Can the Nationals keep their dominance going or will the Astros start hitting (and pitching) to their expected potential and steal back the games they need to clinch the title?
How will the remainder of the WS play out?
This poll is closed
Astros mount a comeback and win
Nationals hold off any comeback attempt
Who cares? When do the Bucs report to 2020 camp, again?