After losing consecutive games against the Houston Astros, the Washington Nations climbed back in the series and secured their first World Series in franchise history. Their 6-2 victory in Game 7 was highlighted by a huge 7th inning by the Washington Nationals who scored 3 runs in the inning.
This season, Juan Soto made a big impact for Washington. He totaled 34 HR, 110 RBI, and upheld a batting average of .282. Along with an outstanding regular season, his presence was also felt in the postseason. Soto hit 5 HR, 14 RBI, and maintained a batting average of .333. As a result, he established himself as one of the best young players in the league.
Although Soto had an excellent season, Anthony Rendon led the way for Washington. Offensively he hit 34 HR, 126 RBI, and carried a batting average of .319. With the type of numbers Rendon produced, teams will be hoping to land him in free agency this winter. So far in the postseason, Rendon delivered hitting 3 HR, 15 RBI, and carried a batting average of .276.
Even though the offense was outstanding, the pitching for the Nationals was headlined by Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, and Patrick Corbin. At the Trade Deadline, the team went out and improved their bullpen by acquiring Daniel Hudson from the Toronto Blue Jays.
After the first 50 games of the regular season, the Nationals had a record of 19-31. With Bryce Harper signing with Philadelphia in the offseason, this was a team that wasn’t expected to make the postseason, let alone the World Series. Despite the rough start to the season, Washington turned it around and finished with a 93-69 record; securing a National League Wild Card spot.
When you look at Washington, they matched up well with their explosive lineup and dynamic starting rotation. With a World Series in the books, there is no telling what the future holds for this franchise.
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