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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Capital hill: Astros, Nats put World Series eyes on pitching

Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer and a slew of aces get the World Series started in Houston, then the scene shifts to Capitol Hill.

But with Justin Verlander, Stephen Strasburg and all these electric arms, might as well call it capital hill.

Because in this Year of the Home Run, the focus of the 2019 Fall Classic is on the mound.

A throw-down for the ages, maybe. With a neat twist, too: The Astros and Washington Nationals share a spring training complex — they met in the exhibition opener, and Scherzer gave up a homer to the first batter of the game.

A consideration of the World Series to come, and an item that could end up being very important about it.

QLE Posted: October 20, 2019 at 01:06 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: astros, gerrit cole, justin verlander, max scherzer, nationals, pitching, stephen strasburg, world series, zack greinke

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   1. asinwreck Posted: October 20, 2019 at 02:30 PM (#5892337)
The 2013 Detroit Tigers are the 2018 World Champions.
   2. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 20, 2019 at 02:34 PM (#5892339)
. . . then the scene shifts to Capitol Hill.
Capitol Hill is not synonymous with Washington, DC. A very strained usage here.
   3. puck Posted: October 20, 2019 at 08:42 PM (#5892382)
Looks like they played 6 games in Spring training. Wonder if there were other intra squad games.

With the innings the pitchers put in, is this that big a deal?
   4. puck Posted: October 20, 2019 at 09:11 PM (#5892387)
Whoops, I was looking at the 2020 schedule.

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