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Nationals vs. Astros: What to Watch for in Game 2 of the World Series

Game 2 of the 115th World Series is scheduled for Wednesday at 8:07 p.m. Eastern. The Nationals, with a one-game lead in the series, will start Stephen Strasburg and the Astros, playing at home, will counter with Justin Verlander.

Fox Sports is broadcasting the game and streaming it at foxsports.com. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. Eastern.

  • Strasburg and Verlander have both been superb throughout their careers, with Verlander holding a fairly distinct edge in terms of regular-season success. But in more limited postseason action, Strasburg has been far more effective. In seven postseason appearances (six starts), Strasburg has a 1.10 E.R.A. in 41 innings, with 57 strikeouts and only 5 walks. Verlander has not been bad in the postseason by any stretch, but in nearly a full regular season worth of postseason work (28 starts), he has put together numbers that closely resemble how he pitches in the regular season: a 3.26 E.R.A. in 176⅔ innings, with 196 strikeouts and 54 walks.

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