The Washington Nationals avoided elimination by beating the Houston Astros 7-2 in Game 6 of the 2019 World Series and forcing a Game 7 in Houston on Wednesday.
But even a Series-defining Game 7 could have a tough time matching the tension and drama of Game 6 which featured a controversial call that appeared to kill — at least temporarily — a Washington rally.
Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was the winning pitcher, lasting eight and a third innings, striking out seven while allowing only two runs on five hits.
What a failure.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 30, 2019
That is an absolutely awful call… what are we doin?
— Jake Arrieta (@JArrieta34) October 30, 2019