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Juan Soto gives Nationals 1-0 lead in 2019 World Series

Morning N&N for October 23, 2019

MLB: World Series-Washington Nationals at Houston Astros Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Juan Soto is good at baseball.

So good at baseball that he provided the Nationals with a lead that not even their bullpen could blow.

The Washington bullpen had a 5.68 ERA this season, which was only a tenth of a run better than the Indians’ 2018 group from hell had after a nightmarish first month and a half.

Around the interwebz

• Castrovince wrote about this particular World Series game.

• And Fangraphs ranked past ones. Trigger warning: Number two.

• This year’s has some serious potential, given all the aces these teams have on their rosters.

• But the Astros can hit breaking balls.