After being up 2-0, to down 3-2, the Nationals complete the road team story with the road team coming out on top in each game this series and then, the 2019 World Series MVP was crowned as Nationals earned this years’ honors starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg, presented by Chevrolet. The Nationals took home the 2019 World Series honors after defeating the Astros with Strasburg’s game six effort helping send them to game seven which would allow the Nationals to win.
October’s newest legend.
— MLB (@MLB) October 31, 2019
Strasburg started games two and six, and got the win in both of them, with a 2.51 ERA, 1.05 WHIP in 14.1 IP. Oh yeah, he also had to get those wins with AL CY Young Candidate Justin Verlander sharing the mound with him as the opponent. Going 8.1 IP in game six to force a game seven.
Realistically the Nats didn’t get here just because of Strasburg. They had one, two, three, four other guys that could’ve went home with these honors. The 31-year-old becomes the first-ever, first overall pick to win world series MVP.
Also is the first pitcher to finish with a 5-0 record in the postseason. Get the checkbooks out because, with an opt-out in his contract available for him this season, watch out for some money been thrown around with his name tagged next to it. The way things stand now, Strasburg will have three days, just seventy-two hours, to decide whether he will opt-in or opt-out of the remaining years on his contract. If he opts out, expect him to battle Astros pitcher Gerrit Cole this offseason to bring home the most in terms of value.