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Houston Astros World Series: Analyzing the Cole vs Scherzer matchup

Houston Astros fans — the World Series will start tonight. Houston Astros’ manager, AJ Hinch, has decided on his starters for the first three games. Gerrit Cole will get the nod for tonight, Justin Verlander in Game 2 tomorrow, and Zack Greinke in Game 3 this Friday.

Cole will face Washington’s ace, Max Scherzer tonight. The Nationals’ starting pitcher has experienced a down year—well, down for Scherzer’s ridiculously elite resume, at least. Scherzer features 170 career wins to just 89 losses, good for a .