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You know what this is all about.
Nats ace Max Scherzer is declared fit to pitch after missing Game 5. If he wins tonight, he will be a World Series legend.
Will Astros’ number three starter Zack Greinke let that happen? Or will Greinke prove to fans and team alike that the big trade in July was worth it.
This will be the first time in World Series history that two Cy Young winners have tangled in a Game 7 World Series.
This game is for the World Championship.
There’s going to be a celebration later this week. Will it be in Houston? Or in the District of Columbia? Stay tuned.
Here are the lineups per MLB.com.
Nationals: After being held to one run in three consecutive games at home, the Nats found their offense in Game 6, scoring in the first inning and hammering three homers against the Astros. Catcher Yan Gomes starts for the fourth straight game over Kurt Suzuki (right hip flexor), who was in the initial lineup.
1) Trea Turner, SS
2) Adam Eaton, RF
3) Anthony Rendon, 3B
4) Juan Soto, LF
5) Howie Kendrick, DH
6) Asdrúbal Cabrera, 2B
7) Ryan Zimmerman, 1B
8) Yan Gomes, C
9) Victor Robles, CF
Astros: Houston stuck with the same lineup it had in Game 6.
1) George Springer, CF
2) José Altuve, 2B
3) Michael Brantley, LF
4) Alex Bregman, 3B
5) Yuli Gurriel, 1B
6) Yordan Alvarez, DH
7) Carlos Correa, SS
8) Robinson Chirinos, C
9) Josh Reddick, RF
Ladies and gentlemen. Let us remember why we come to these threads. To share our love of our favorite team with other Astros fanatics
Our team may win tonight. And they may lose. Someone may play badly or make a heroic play. Remember Springer’s error in the 2017 Game 5 WS? And then he hit a bomb?
Point is, we’re not here to cuss our won team. Of course there will be disappointment if they don’t win. But they are good people, and they don’t deserve exclamations of vile hatred just because it turns out they are human and make mistakes. Those exclamations will not be tolerated tonight
And, of course, respect one another too.
Hopefully the Astros smother the Nats and our Game Thread is all perfume and sunbeams. But if things go wrong, try to keep your composure. It really is just a game. It’s supposed to be fun. And so is this thread. Let’ remember that.