World Series 2019 Game 7: Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros - Predictions & Odds
Final score - Astros 6, Nationals 3.
How to Watch – Nationals vs Astros Game 7
Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, TX.
When: Wednesday, October 30th at 8:08 PM EST
How (TV/Radio): National TV: Fox. Nationals Radio: WJFK/106.7 FM. Astros Radio: KBME 790 AM.
The Nationals’ offense continued to enjoy hitting at Minute Maid Park as Washington scored seven more runs to make it 24 runs total in three wins in Houston.
Washington has a 48% chance to win Game7 and the World Series title according to FiveThirtyEight.
The Nationals are +120 to take the World Series after tying the series at three games apiece after their win in Game 6.
For the 3rd time in #WorldSeries history…
?️ PUT A #CURLYW IN THE BOOKS!
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) October 30, 2019
The Astros are looking for answers after losing all three games in Houston in this World Series.
Houston has a slim 52% probability to win Game 7 and the World Series according to FiveThirtyEight.
The Astros remain the favorites, standing at -147 to take the World Series after losing their 3-2 lead with the Game 6 loss to the Nationals.
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Houston Astros: Zack Greinke
If y’all even remotely think this guy is losing Game 7 at home, you have zero sense about what kind of team the @astros have been all season. Throw on those ? jerseys and go to work… #TakeItBack??? pic.twitter.com/OdWpypBx31
— Adam Clanton (@adamclanton) October 30, 2019
Greinke held the Nationals to one run over 4.2 innings in his Game 4 start at Washington but was saved by the Nats’ inability to hit with runners in scoring position.
- In the postseason, Greinke has thrown 18.2 innings, posting a 5.30 ERA, with opposing hitters batting .289 off the right-hander.
- Greinke will be pitching on regular four-day rest after throwing 95 pitches on Friday.
- Greinke’s final line in Game 3 was highlighted by his six strikeouts over 4.2 innings, but he allowed ten baserunners to reach in the start.
Nationals: Max Scherzer
Scherzer will be the Game 7 wild card as a back injury that took him out of his Game 5 start will take center stage as the Nationals hope to win the Series behind his power pitching.
- In Game 1, Scherzer allowed two runs in the first inning, then held the Astros scoreless over the final four innings of his start.
- Michael Brantley is the Astros’ best hitter off Scherzer, going 16 for 47 with one homer and nine RBI in his career.
- Scherzer’s line in Game 1 consisted of five innings pitched, seven strikeouts and eight total baserunners allowed.
At home, the Astros have been outscored 24-9 in the three games at Houston in this World Series.
- Scherzer allowed two first-inning runs to the Astros in Game 1 as Yuli Gurriel hit a two-run double to score Springer and Altuve.
- OF George Springer’s two hits in Game 6 have given him a .348 average for the Series.
- 3B Alex Bregman hit his third home run of the Series in the bottom of the 1st inning of Game 6 to give Houston a 2-1 lead.
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) October 30, 2019
The Nationals’ offense still struggled with runners in scoring position in Game 6, going 2 for 9, but the two hits led to four of the seven runs scored for the Nationals.
- Anthony Rendon went 3 for 4 in Game 6 with a playoff-high five RBIs in the 7-2 win.
- The Nationals had a hit off Greinke in every inning of his Game 3 start in Washington.
- C Kurt Suzuki played in Game 6 after dealing with a painful hip injury and should be behind the plate for the final game of the series.
- The Astros could have Gerrit Cole available for at least one, maybe two innings for Game 7.
- SP Justin Verlander will not be available on Wednesday, regardless, his 0-6 career record with a 5.68 ERA in the World Series is one of the big reasons that the Astros are playing a Game 7.
- Strasburg indicated that the Astros were picking up on his glove action in the first inning, accounting for the only two runs that Houston scored for the game.
- SP Patrick Corbin and Anibal Sanchez should be available out of the bullpen in limited action for Game 7.
- Manager Davey Martinez’s ejection in Game 6 could be a factor with the umpires in Game 7.
- With his back injury taking him out of Game 5, it’s hard to believe that Scherzer will throw many innings on Wednesday night.
Nationals vs Astros Game 7 – Predictions
The first-ever World Series where the road team has won all six games has been wildly unpredictable.
After scoring three runs total in Games 3 through 5, the Nationals exploded for seven runs in Game 6.
Washington has now scored 24 runs in three games against Houston versus Cole and Verlander, a truly remarkable statistic.
But can the Nationals continue their torrid hitting in Texas in a deciding Game 7? I am skeptical, although Zack Greinke has not been what the Astros hoped for when dealing for the right-hander.
I continue to believe that it’s impossible to think the best home team in baseball in 2019, the Astros, will not win one of four games at Minute Maid Park. So for that reason, with hesitance, I believe Houston will take Game 7, and the World Series, by the score of 6-3.
Game 7 Prediction: Final score – Astros 6, Nationals 3.
Washington Nationals vs Houston Astros – Game Odds