Stark: As the Nationals devour another ace, something special is happening

From SABR member Jayson Stark at The Athletic on October 24, 2019:

You’re supposed to know something special when you see it. Well, we’ve seen it. We’ve seen it over two crazy nights deep in the heart of Texas. We’ve seen those Washington Nationals drop into Minute Maid Park and do that thing that wasn’t supposed to be doable.

What team was supposed to be able to invade Minute Maid and beat Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander on back-to-back nights? No team that we knew of. Or at least no team did that undoable thing during the entire regular season.

But this just in: The regular season isn’t the season we’re watching. The regular season, in fact, feels like ancient history.

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Originally published: October 25, 2019. Last Updated: October 25, 2019.