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⚾️⚾️ The Morning Briefing: The World Series is underway
Here are the latest headlines and analyses around the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball for today, October 30.
Good Morning Washington Nationals Fans,
Here are the latest headlines and analyses around the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball for today, October 30, 2023. I am Haden and let’s dive into the news.
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Leading today’s Morning Briefing: The World Series begins
A few may remember, but four years ago, the World Series actually ended on October 30th. Crazy times with the expanded playoffs. Happy four-year anniversary to the Washington Nationals winning it all back in 2019.
This year, we are only two games into the World Series. In game one, the Rangers battled back from an early 5-3 deficit to hit a game-tying two-run blast from Corey Seager to send the game to extras. And of course, it would not be a Rangers postseason game without an Adolis Garcia home run to win the Rangers the game. In game two, the Diamondbacks took the lead in the fourth inning and never looked back, scoring nine runs on their way to even the series at one apiece. Over this postseason, Ketel Marte has broken the hitting streak record with 18 games and is looking to extend it in Game 3 tonight. He surpassed Derek Jeter, Manny Ramirez, and Hank Bauer.
Tonight, Max Scherzer takes the bump on the four-year anniversary of his World Series victory against rookie Brandon Pfaadt. Scherzer has struggled this postseason after rushing back from what was supposedly a season-ending shoulder strain. Pfaadt has excelled after a forgettable rookie season, posting a 2.70 ERA in 16 and 2/3 postseason innings. The Diamondbacks must win the next three games if they want to prevent the Rangers from re-gaining home-field advantage. Can we even call it a home-field advantage if their stadium looks like an Amazon distribution center? Let me know who you think has the edge in this series in the poll below!
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