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MLB : ATS Matchup
Tuesday 10/22/2019Line$ LineOU LineScore
WASHINGTON  SCHERZER )
 
HOUSTON  COLE )
+1.5  -120

-1.5  +100
+182

-195

6.5ov
 
5
Final
4

WASHINGTON (101 - 71) at HOUSTON (114 - 59)
No Previous GameNo Next Game
Tuesday, 10/22/2019 8:08 PM
MAX SCHERZER (R) vs. GERRIT COLE (R)
World Series - Best of 7 - Game 1
Board OpeningLatest
 LineTotalLineTotal
901WASHINGTON+175Ov 6.5,-120+182Ov 6.5,-120
902HOUSTON-185Un 6.5,+100-195Un 6.5,+100
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
WASHINGTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games101-71+11.480-825.30.2640.3340.4500.7844.40.2410.3060.4080.714
Road Games47-39+4.335-455.10.2540.3220.4190.7414.10.2290.2980.3860.683
vs Right-handed Starters75-53+763-605.50.2660.3360.4570.7924.40.2450.3080.4120.720
Past 7 Games6-1+5.64-35.30.2660.3400.4250.7652.90.1800.2390.3130.552
Grass Games101-71+11.480-825.30.2640.3340.4500.7844.40.2410.3060.4080.714
Night Games62-47+4.549-525.20.2580.3280.4440.7724.30.2370.3040.4040.708
Interleague14-6+2.910-105.90.2810.3520.4830.8343.70.2340.2860.3830.669
Playoff games13-7+6.411-95.20.2470.3180.4200.7384.50.2340.2990.4060.705
WASHINGTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.30.2640.33417258371539317282390.450867616140111611791399411493
Road Games5.10.2540.322862975755146151050.4194102997306359062515455
Righty Starters5.50.2660.33612843641161243201830.457670457104380865105778371
WASHINGTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games5.601.4595293483295439122953629-34452861.6%
Road Games5.541.362238.71521472103711525611-18211558.3%

HOUSTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games114-59+7.277-905.60.2700.3450.4870.8313.90.2210.2810.3970.678
Home Games65-22+19.440-415.90.2800.3550.5080.8633.90.2190.2760.3980.675
vs Right-handed Starters74-47-7.759-585.70.2680.3420.4860.8284.10.2280.2880.4060.694
Past 7 Games5-2+2.22-44.00.1890.2790.3390.6183.10.1970.2710.3590.630
Grass Games111-53+13.175-835.70.2720.3480.4930.8413.90.2200.2810.3960.676
Night Games82-44+4.351-705.20.2640.3380.4770.8153.70.2130.2750.3860.661
Interleague11-9-2.410-105.10.2590.3270.4670.7934.80.2560.3140.4820.795
Playoff games13-9-1.36-153.50.2360.3100.3930.7023.40.2160.2760.3720.648
HOUSTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.60.2700.34517359801613336283020.48792768412697112451687310579
Home Games5.90.2800.355872931821168131580.5084953406333160879305139
Righty Starters5.70.2680.34212141811119224162190.48666647586754845117497151
HOUSTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.771.218590.32662475079521264931-18491873.1%
Home Games4.141.2753021451392725811333718-629976.3%
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
WASHINGTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
10/9/2019STRASBURG(R)@ LA DODGERSBUEHLER(R)7-3W1507 ovO981761
10/11/2019SANCHEZ(R)@ ST LOUISMIKOLAS(R)2-0W1207.5 ovU10131140
10/12/2019SCHERZER(R)@ ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)3-1W-1357.5 unU750330
10/14/2019STRASBURG(R)ST LOUISFLAHERTY(R)8-1W-1307 unO1161760
10/15/2019CORBIN(L)ST LOUISHUDSON(R)7-4W-1657.5 ovO940561
10/22/2019SCHERZER(R)@ HOUSTONCOLE(R) 
10/23/2019STRASBURG(R)@ HOUSTONVERLANDER(R) 
10/25/2019CORBIN(L)HOUSTONGREINKE(R) 
10/26/2019 HOUSTON  

HOUSTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
10/8/2019VERLANDER(R)@ TAMPA BAYCASTILLO(R)1-4L-2307.5 ovU65013130
10/10/2019COLE(R)TAMPA BAYGLASNOW(R)6-1W-2707 unP840220
10/12/2019GREINKE(R)NY YANKEESTANAKA(R)0-7L-1509 unU3211370
10/13/2019VERLANDER(R)NY YANKEESPAXTON(L)3-2W-1657.5 ovU7100670
10/15/2019COLE(R)@ NY YANKEESSEVERINO(R)4-1W-1457.5 unU7100591
10/17/2019GREINKE(R)@ NY YANKEESTANAKA(R)8-3W1209 unO8815104
10/18/2019VERLANDER(R)@ NY YANKEESPAXTON(L)1-4L-1458 unU590510
10/19/2019PEACOCK(R)NY YANKEESGREEN(R)6-4W-1409 unO6601080
10/22/2019COLE(R)WASHINGTONSCHERZER(R) 
10/23/2019VERLANDER(R)WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R) 
10/25/2019GREINKE(R)@ WASHINGTONCORBIN(L) 
10/26/2019 @ WASHINGTON  
PREVIEW
Nats hope to end Cole's roll in World Series Game 1
 

HOUSTON -- After stewarding his club past the exceptional bullpens of the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees en route to a second American League pennant in three seasons, Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch was asked if he preferred the Washington Nationals' more traditional approach.

Washington starters Anibal Sanchez, Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin logged a combined 26 2/3 innings in the Nationals' four-game dismantling of the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series, leaving their bullpen just 9 1/3 innings to cover.

The presumption is Houston will face more of the same when it hosts the Nationals in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. Scherzer (2-0, 1.80 ERA this postseason) will start against the favored Astros in the Nationals' first-ever World Series contest.

"I'll believe it when I see it," Hinch said when asked if Washington will continue to be judicious with bullpen usage. "I think they should take their starter out after the third inning, to be honest."

The Nationals' reliance on starting pitching is a byproduct of the abundant talent available. Washington's quartet of starters finished 4-0 with a 1.35 ERA against the Cardinals, producing 40 strikeouts against only six walks in the NLCS. That dominating effort only continued what the Nationals accomplished during the season.

Washington's starters ranked second in the majors in ERA (3.53), and fourth in WHIP (1.19), strikeouts per nine innings (9.68) and opponents' on-base-plus-slugging percentage (.685).

The Astros also feature an exceptional rotation, with Houston starters pacing the majors in strikeouts per nine innings (10.54) while rating second in WHIP (1.09) and third in both ERA (3.61) and opponents' on-base-plus-slugging percentage (.672).

"I personally am a big fan of starting pitching," said right-hander Gerrit Cole, the Astros' Game 1 starter. "I grew up wanting to become a starting pitcher, and I'm a starting pitcher now. And there are a lot of really good starting pitchers on the other side of the field, guys that kind of emulate the role in terms of longevity, durability, creativeness, tenacity, grit.

"And so just a pleasure to share the field with them on the greatest stage at this point. And best of luck to them."

Cole is on an otherworldly run. He enters the World Series 19-0 with a 1.59 ERA over his past 25 starts, including victories in each of his three playoff outings. In his previous eight starts, he is 8-0 with a 0.77 ERA and 92 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings.

"I've been in the situation, faced really good pitchers here in the National League over the years, (Clayton) Kershaw, (Jacob) deGrom, those guys," Scherzer said. "You just know you've got to come out there, you're going to be throwing up zeros. And you've got to try to match the intensity from your opponent.

"And Cole's had a terrific year. So obviously it's going to (be) one heck of a challenge."

Secondary to the test Cole will provide is the ability of the Nationals to restart their engines. Washington capped its sweep of St. Louis on Oct. 15, and after riding an emotional wave to the NLCS, excessive downtime would seem a threat to the momentum established in the postseason.

Washington overcame numerous obstacles to arrive in Houston, coming from behind to beat the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL wild-card game before knocking out the league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers in a decisive Game 5 in the NL Division Series. What's one more?

"I truly believe that these guys are fired up to be here," Nationals manager Dave Martinez said. "We played a lot of unbelievable games this year. We've come a long way."

--Field Level Media


Last Updated: 11/14/2019 12:40:43 PM EST


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