Astros face concerning World Series trend to put away Nationals

Pablo Tucker
October 29, 2019

The Houston Astros are one win away from a second World Series title in three years after beating the Washington Nationals 7-1 in game five. Also Pictured are Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, center, and Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., right.

President Donald Trump's appearance Sunday night at Game 5 of the World Series came at what should have been a bright moment in his presidency. Yet he still drew loud boos and jeers when introduced to the crowd.

The quarter-page ad appeared in the sports section of The Washington Post on Monday, a day removed from the Astros winning their third-straight World Series game to take a 3-2 series lead over the Nationals.

A military success against a most-wanted enemy of the US and its allies could have provided the president a rare moment of bipartisan comity, especially amid a divisive impeachment inquiry.

However, at some point during the game, Astros owner Jim Crane did stop by Trump's box to say hello to Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.

The in-stadium screen then switched to a shot of U.S service members waving to the crowd with a message thanking the military for their service.

Later in the game, fans behind home plate were spotted holding placards calling for Trump to be impeached.

He was treated to a rousing reception at Nationals Park as he threw the first pitch on Sunday night before the Washington Nationals took on the Houston Astros.

"I think everybody is excited", Nationals star pitcher Stephen Strasburg said before the game. So there's obviously beefed-up security. "And today there was a German shepherd that I didn't really feel comfortable petting". "I'm waiting for him to get here", manager Davey Martinez said during a conference call with reporters shortly after 12:30 p.m. "He's a fan. Hopefully he cheers for the Washington Nationals, and I hope he enjoys the game". He won just over 4% of the vote in the District of Columbia in 2016. "Like I said, one guy gets on, walk, whatever, the next guy, and just keep that train going". "Thank you @Nationals @MLB @astros For inviting an immigrant!" He gave up just five hits over five innings, but Yordan Álvarez struck a sinker in the second inning to pick up the game's first two runs, and Carlos Correa homered in the fourth on a pitch that Ross left in the middle of the zone. That being said, it's unfortunate that, if only for a couple of minutes, the World Series had to be turned into a political standoff between Trump supporters and Trump opponents.

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