What a ride for the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals.
First they recovered from that 19-31 start to roll through the second half and grab a wild card with 93 wins. Nationals fans will always remember the late comeback against the Brewers in the wild-card game and the dramatic rally to beat the Dodgers in the final game of the division series, with the home runs Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto hit off Clayton Kershaw and then Howie Kendrick's game-winning grand slam.
After sweeping the Cardinals in the National League Championship Series, the Nationals won the first two games of the World Series in Houston, setting the stage for one of the biggest upsets in history. When the Nationals' bats died at home, scoring three runs in three games, it seemed D.C.'s title hopes would die with them. But Washington rallied for two more wins in Houston, including a comeback fueled by another Kendrick homer in Game 7 to take the first title in franchise history.
Now the Nationals turn to the offseason. It's going to be a busy one. Five key questions: