Notwithstanding the use of seven pitchers by each team in the Houston Astros’ 6-4 win over the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series Game 6, the Astros and Washington Nationals are within four wins of a championship primarily because of starting pitching. Scherzer would pitch on nine days’ rest after logging seven scoreless innings in Game 2 of the NLCS. Washington could follow Scherzer with Strasburg on eight days rest in Game 2 and Corbin on 10 days rest in Game 3. To win the World Series, they’ll likely need to rely on relievers beyond just Sean Doolittle and Daniel Hudson. The Astros are too good to topple with six pitchers in a seven-game series.
Source: Los Angeles Times October 20, 2019 14:02 UTC