The 2019 World Series Recap


Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 15, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals catcher Yan Gomes (10) hugs relief pitcher Daniel Hudson (44) as they celebrate their win over the St. Louis Cardinals in game four of the 2019 NLCS playoff baseball series at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The 2019 World Series this year was, without a doubt, a nail biter. 

Both the Nationals and Astros are phenomenal teams that both deserved to be there. 

Before the World Series began, many predictions were in the making.

Many favored the Astros to win due to their victory over the Nationals recently in the season. However, sadly predictions aren’t always accurate.  

The first game was on October 22nd 2019, ending with the Nationals winning at Minute Maid Park with a score of 5-1, thanks to their teammates Juan Soto and Ryan Zimmerman both hitting home runs.  This was a surprise for many Astros supporters. They beat them during the last game, and it was on their turf. 

The second game only lead to more devastation for the Astros, they lost once again with a score of 12-3 on October 23rd. The Astros kicked it off with a home run but seemed to lose focus towards the end. In just what seemed to be five seconds, the Nationals got a score of 12 at Minute Maid Park. 

After a day off of traveling to National Park, on October 25th, the Astros won with a score of 4-1. This was a surprise to many, the Astros didn’t win at home, but they beat the Nationals in theirs. With Astros pitcher Zack Greinke, it seemed that the Astros may now have a shot. 

On October 26th, the Astros won with a score of 8-1. The game was now at a tie. Both teams now had an equal shot of winning it all. The Astros were once again the favorite. With four home runs hit by Alex Bregman, and Robinson Chirinos. The Nationals had no home runs that night and things began to shine brighter for the Astros. 

On October 27th in Nationals Park, the Astros won with a score of 7-1. The new Juan Soto ran two home runs for the Nationals, however the Astros caught up with four home runs from the famous George Springer, Carlos Correa, and Yordan Alvarez. 

The Astros lead the game with 3-2. It was time to head back to Houston to complete the last two games, if the odds were in favor for the Astros they wouldn’t need a fourth game. 

On October 29th, at Minute Maid Park the Nationals won with a score of 7-1. Many people blame the Astros manager A. J. Hinch for taking out Zack Grenike out of the game and replacing him with Brad Peacock. Out of the six home runs the Nationals hit, the rookie Juan Soto hit a fascinating three at only twenty-one years old. 

On October 30th, the final game was afoot. Both teams were on the edge of their seats, praying for their team to win it all. The Astros were the first to hit a home run by Yuli Gurriel within the first few seconds of the game, giving the Houston Astros hope for the win. However, Anthony Rendon and Howie Kendrick hit three home runs from the Nationals. Then, the Astros took out Zack Grenike once again, and from there it went all down hill. The Nationals won with a score of 6-2. 

Many Astros fans were in tears but the Nationals were popping champagne. 

It was a good game that never had a dull moment. 

For the Astros, there is always next year.