Nationals blast Astros in 12-3 blowout win of World Series Game 2
The second game of the World Series turned out to be one of the most dramatic and unforgettable games in Nationals postseason history (so far). Following a blowout 12-3 victory over the Houston Astros, the Washington Nationals proudly claim a 2-0 lead in the Fall Classic, inching them ever so closer to a world championship. Stephen Strasburg’s six innings of work ended with seven hits, two runs, one walk, and seven strikeouts. Fernando Rodney, Tanner, Rainey, and Javy Guerra provided great relief to keep the Astros’ bats as quiet as possible. But what really shone that night was the Nationals’ offense, and the entire world finally got to see Washington’s true might as they rallied and rallied and rallied to ensure that Game 2 was all theirs.
The Nationals’ runs occurred as follows:
- First inning – Anthony Rendon’s 2-run double scored Trea Turner and Adam Eaton.
- Seventh inning – Kurt Suzuki hit a solo home run; Howie Kendrick’s RBI single scored Victor Robles; Asdrubal Cabrera’s 2-run single scored Turner and Juan Soto; Ryan Zmmerman’s 2-run single scored Kendrick and Cabrera.
- Eighth inning – Eaton blasted a 2-run home run, and Cabrera’s RBI single scored Soto.
- Ninth inning – Michael A. Taylor blasted a solo home run.
Tomorrow night, the World Series will finally reach Washington for the first time in 86 years. Anibal Sanchez and Zack Greinke will begin DC’s side of the series in what hopes to be a loud, crazy, and fantastic crowd at Nationals Park. First pitch is scheduled for 8:07 p.m. ET.