With the Washington Nationals leading 3-2 in the seventh-inning on the road in Game 6 over the Houston Astros, there was a ton of controversy.
Trea Turner hit a shallow ground ball to third base and there was a supposed throwing error. Turner would have been at second base and Yan Gomes would have been at third base with no body out, but Trea Turner was called out because he was supposedly out of the baseline and it was a terrible call.
They reviewed it for 10 minutes and the play was upheld. Everyone went nuts in Washington’s dugout and everyone was also in an uproar until Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer off of Will Harris and the Nationals won Game 6 over Houston by a score of 7-2.
Washington Manager Dave Martinez was ejected after the top of the seventh-inning. This was the first time since 1996 that a manager was ejected in the World Series. That manager happened to be Bobby Cox of the Atlanta Braves.
Rendon also hit a two-run double in the ninth-inning to give them some insurance.
They also scored in the first-inning on an Anthony Rendon RBI single. He beat the defensive shift on that hit.
Jose Altuve hit a sacrifice fly for the Astros in the first-inning. Alex Bregman also hit a solo homer off of Stephen Strasburg in the first-inning.
Adam Eaton hit a solo homer off of Justin Verlander in the fifth-inning for the Washington Nationals and so did Juan Soto.
Stephen Strasburg admitted to tipping pitches in the fist-inning and he settled down after that.
Strasburg (2-0) was the winning pitcher in this game for Washington. He pitched 8.1 innings and gave up five hits and two runs. Stephen Strasburg walked two batters and struck out seven.
Justin Verlander (0-2) was the losing pitcher in this game for Houston. He pitched five innings and gave up five hits and three runs. Verlander walked three batters and struck out three.
He has never won a World Series game in his career before.
After the game, Joe Torre spoke about the incident. Trea Turner was called out because Torre claimed it had nothing to do with the baseline. He was called out because Turner knocked off Yuli Gurriel’s glove.
It kind of made sense at the end, but there are a lot of people that are upset still at that call. People better hope that Game 7 is not like that at all.
This will be the third time in four years that there will be a Game 7 in the World Series. In this decade, Game 7’s have happened the past five-out-of-10 years. This will be the second Game 7 that the Houston Astros will appear in in the World Series.
This will be the first Game 7 that the Washington Nationals will appear in in the World Series. I am very interested to see how this game plays out. Anything can happen in these kinds of games. It is usually unpredictable and fun.
The first six games of this series has been won by the road team. That is the first time ever something like that has happened in either the MLB, the NHL, the NBA, or the NFL.
Speaking of the first six games in this series, the first six games have been average at best and people are hoping Game 7 could potentially be epic.
Another thing that occurred in this game was that Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto both carried their bats down to first base after hitting homers.
The projected pitchers for Game 7 on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas will be Max Scherzer (11-7, 2.92 ERA) for Washington and Zack Greinke (18-5, 2.93 ERA) for Houston.