Slow Burn or Raging Inferno: Does the hottest team at the end of the season win the World Series?

October 21, 2019

The matchup is set: the Washington Nationals, representing the National League, and the Houston Astros, representing the American League, will face off in the World Series starting Tuesday. While the Astros all but cruised to a 100-win season, the Nationals rode a roller coaster to the World Series. After a May 23 loss to the Mets, the Nats dropped to 19-31, 12 games under .500. They finished the first half…