Game 1 is in the books and the Nationals win it on the road. Here’s the obligatory note on what happens when you Game 1 in the World Series..
Also this note.
The Nationals take Game 1, 5-4.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 23, 2019
They are the first team in National League history to win 5 consecutive road games within a single postseason.
Teams that win Game 1 of the World Series have gone on to win it all 64% of the time. pic.twitter.com/BloXgIV91j
Nationals at Astros - World Series (Nationals lead 1-0)
Houston jumped out to an early lead and the way Gerrit Cole has been pitching, that might have been enough.
Ryan Zimmerman halved that lead with one swing.
Juan Soto tied it up shortly thereafter.
Gerrit Cole saw three more runs score on his watch.
The Nationals needed strong pen work from Daniel Hudson and Sean Doolittle.
CLUTCH!— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 23, 2019
Daniel Hudson gets the strikeout with the bases loaded to preserve the Nationals' lead! pic.twitter.com/u1sicnpy71
“I wanted to feel the energy that was in the stadium so that it wouldn’t catch me off guard when I did finally come into the game.”@whatwouldDOOdo chats with @FightinHydrant after the Nats win their first World Series game in franchise history! pic.twitter.com/GREwJ8Io2c— Nationals on MASN (@masnNationals) October 23, 2019
5:07 p.m. PT: Nationals (Stephen Strasburg) @ Astros (Justin Verlander) (Fox)