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The Daily Chop: The World Series is here

The Astros and Nationals begin their quest for a title tonight.

Houston Astros v Seattle Mariners Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

Though the Braves will not participate, baseball fans can get excited for the start of the World Series on Tuesday night. The pitching matchup for the first game will feature two of the best pitchers in baseball in Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole, who each have legitimate cases for the Cy Young Award in the respective leagues. They will face off with an eye toward grabbing a quick lead in the series, which will feature three incredible pitching matchups to begin play.

The Astros reached the World Series on Saturday night, with a walk-off blast from Jose Altuve standing as the decisive blow in Game 6 against the Yankees. The Nationals arrive having swept the Cardinals, demolishing the lowly birds while limiting their offense to almost nothing in the four-game set. This will be an interesting matchup and one that should also feature a great deal of stellar pitching performances.

Braves News

McCann to throw first pitch before Game 1 of World Series

The first of what will hopefully be a parade of honors for Brian McCann after retiring, the former All-Star catcher and 2017 World Series champion will throw out the first pitch in Houston for Game 1 of the World Series. His catcher will be Evan Gattis, who also spent much of his playing career between the Braves and Astros, earning a ring with Houston in 2017 alongside McCann.

Braves’ iconic chant and tomahawk on the chopping block

This story continues to dominate Braves-related headlines in a time without much else in the way of news, so here we are again. This issue lies on the periphery of things that matter, but will likely be in the news in some form until there is a resolute decision.

2019 Atlanta Braves Season in Review: Dan Winkler

2019 Atlanta Braves Season in Review: Jesse Biddle

These two relief pitchers had horrible seasons for Atlanta, then found themselves pitching in different organizations by year’s end.

MLB News

7 World Series storylines to watch

What to watch as the World Series begins.

How a draft of Nats, Astros rosters would look

A nice breakdown of the best players in the World Series.

CC says farewell to baseball with heartfelt note

One of the best pitchers of the era calls it quits, leaving behind a great legacy.

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