October Baseball has arrived. The first games of the playoffs nowadays are the Wild Card play-in games and the first Wild Card Game, the NL Wild Card match-up between the Washington Nationals and the Milwaukee Brewers was a doozy!
Milwaukee – even after losing their best player and last year’s MVP – finished the season stronger than any team in baseball. Their best pitcher is their do-everything filthy reliever, Josh Hader.
Washington – who lost Bryce Harper to free agency this off-season and got off to a horrendous start – righted the ship and made the playoffs behind a well-diversified offense led by wunderkind 20 year-old outfielder Juan Soto and the three-headed monster of Max Scherzer, Steven Strasburg, and Patrick Corbin in the starting rotation.
Scherzer got the start, but it was Milwaukee that jumped out to 3-1 lead. They brought in Hader to finish things off. That’s when things got interesting…
Here is Jomboy with the breakdown:
Juan Soto vs Josh Hader with the bases loaded, a breakdown pic.twitter.com/1kA2Foe3uu
— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) October 2, 2019
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