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Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals prediction

If there were to script the MLB playoffs, they wouldn't have done better than that. Amazing series and amazing battles on the mound so far, between some of the best starters in the game. And for the last act, two former CY Young winners, future hall of Famers, both beyond 35, going head to head in what could very much be their last chance to win a title.

I'm a huge Scherzer fan and so glad to see him taking the mound today, in what will be the biggest stage of his legendary career so far. Scherzer is one of the last of a dying breed of starters and he doesn't just play the game, he eats, breathes, and sleeps baseball.

Now, since he is going to make it today, I expect him to leave his arm on the mound, he will pitch for as long as he can throw the ball and so many of his lines are of great value, like Strikeouts and total Outs.

Scherzer could not raise his arm 3 days ago and now he is taking the mound in the most important game of a starters career and that's not even the craziest thing he has done, not even this season!! Just 3 months ago, his coach tried to get him out of the game in the 8th inning, after 120 pitches, and Scherzer went nuts, almost attacked him (of course he didn't leave the mound, lol). And right after that, he took the mound against the Phillies with a broken nose and huge black eye and went 7 scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts! Now, you tell me if he can pitch today...

No comments about his ability to strikeout batters, he is one of the best this game has ever seen!

We will see the real Mad Max today, he has been waiting for this game his whole career and i just expect and wish to see him getting the job done, while he should get at least 7 strikeouts.

Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals betting tips

Max Scherzer - Over 6.5 Strikeouts (Stake: 9)

Odds: 1.80 at Bet365

Result: 3 LOST (-9 units)

The betting odds are from the time when the article was published and are subject to change. Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals match preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Miyagi). The predictions are verified and provided in good faith, but no earnings are guaranteed. Please play responsibly.

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