The Nationals rode Stephen Strasburg to a victory in Game 6 on Tuesday to force a decisive, winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday. Washington appeared to be in big trouble early in the contest, as the Astros took Strasburg deep twice in the first inning, but settled in and bested Houston with their backs against the wall. The Nationals will now turn to Max Scherzer in Game 7 as they look to bring home the first title in franchise history.
Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto continued to prove their collective worth as both players hit massive homers to give Strasburg all the run support he would need. With Justin Verlander showing some vulnerability, the Nationals too full advantage and will now have an opportunity against a starter that remains unnamed by the Astros.
Mark Bowman addresses fan questions regarding the Braves’ offseason priorities, potential targets to fill their needs, and how much it might take to re-sign Josh Donaldson.
Baseball America released their Top 10 Braves Prospects entering the 2020 season, which includes star outfield prospects Cristian Pache and Drew Waters, as well as pitchers Ian Anderson and Kyle Muller.
Demetrius Bell weighs in on the Mookie Betts rumors, offering his insight into how the Braves should approach the situation given their needs.
The main thing is that the Braves should be involved. We know they have the resources to make a trade. They will have a need in their outfield. They should be motivated to do better than getting walloped 13-0 in their own ballpark in a win-or-go home game in the divisional round of the playoffs. Bringing in a player of Mookie Betts’ caliber wouldn’t guarantee success and it would be a bit of a gamble when you consider the overall price of the entire operation. With that being said, if a player like that is indeed being shopped around, then the Braves should be doing everything in their power to make sure that they’re the ones that get him — instead of watching another opponent reap the benefits of their own ambition.
An iconic moment for one of the greatest postseason performers in baseball.
“Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Bregman.” -Juan Soto, probably.
How can the Phillies keep doing this?
Basically: It will be an adjustment for all involved.