Scherzer to face Cole in Game 1 showdown

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Scherzer to face Cole in Game 1 showdown
Scherzer to face Cole in Game 1 showdown

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer of SweetSpot baseball blog Former deputy editor of Page 2 Been with ESPN.com since 1995 Follow on Twitter HOUSTON - To nobody's surprise, three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer is officially the Game 1 starter for the Washington Nationals. He'll face off against Houston Astros starter Gerrit Cole, who is riding a streak of 19 consecutive winning decisions, in the first showdown between two powerhouse starting rotations. Both pitchers have excelled so far in the postseason. Scherzer is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA in three starts and one relief appearance with 27 strikeouts in 20 innings. In the division series against the Dodgers he allowed one

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