NLCS: Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals
The National League battle for a trip to the World Series started with a bang in MLB The Show 19, with both teams dealing huge blows to each other in the first two games. In the first game, it was the Nationals pulling out the victory in convincing fashion, 7-2.
The Nats bashed three home runs from Trea Turner, Anthony Rendon, and Juan Soto and it was Soto who took over the game. The NL Wild Card hero and rising star went 3 for 5 at the dish to help lead the charge.
Turner, who had a float in the home run parade, enjoyed a two-hit, three-RBI day. Brian Dozier also added a couple of hits as well.
In game 2, it was the Cardinals giving the beatdown this time, winning the contest 9-1, thanks to 12 hits from the NL Central champs. Incredibly, the Nationals had a lot of base knocks themselves with 10, but still only managed to drive in one run.
Yadier Molina fired up the time machine and had himself a day with two knocks and three RBI which included a home run, netting him the Player of the Game. Paul Goldschmidt had a great game as well, matching Molina’s numbers, but having two strikeouts compared to the longtime catcher who never struck out.
Fast-forwarding, the Nationals forced a game seven thanks to an 11-5 thrashing of the Cardinals in game six. Trea Turner had a perfect 3-for-3 day to seal the deal.
In game seven, Max Scherzer played like a man possessed. The three-time Cy Young Award winner carved up the Cardinals with 15 strikeouts (!!) in a tight, 3-2 victory, to pull off the epic series comeback.
The Cards scored twice in the eighth to tie things up, and the game went into the 10th inning. However, it was the young Soto who came to the rescue once again, with the hit of his life; a single up the middle that would drive home Adam Eaton to give Washington the lead.
Scherzer would finish the game fairly easily in the bottom half of the tenth to shut the door down. The Washington Nationals would win the National League title in MLB The Show 19 and make it to their first-ever World Series.