Few gave the Washington Nationals a chance to win Game 1 in Houston, but after their stunning win, here are five reasons you should believe in the Nationals.
Being on the road and facing a red-hot pitcher in the Houston Astros’ Gerrit Cole in Game 1 of their first-ever World Series, you couldn’t have faulted anyone for not believing the Washington Nationals would be roadkill.
But, this is baseball, and anyone who follows the MLB knows that anything can happen. These same Nationals have been living proof of that for the past three months, going from near the bottom of the NL East to the World Series.
However, they were going up against a team that many call the best in the MLB the past three years, with high-caliber starting pitching rotation, deep bullpen and a lineup that can explode on any given day. But, as they have done in this wild postseason run, the Cinderella Nationals found a way to stun the Astros in a ballpark the home team rarely loses in.
So for anyone still skeptical on the Nationals pulling off the improbable, here are five reasons to finally believe in them.