Astros to start Justin Verlander in Game 2 of World Series

Jon Morosi spoke about the Nationals sweeping the Cardinals in the NLCS and why that could actually hurt their chances of beating the Astros in the World Series.

HOUSTON — Justin Verlander will follow Gerrit Cole and start Game 2 of the World Series for Houston against Washington on Wednesday.

Zack Greinke will start for the Astros on Friday when the Series resumes at Nationals Park.

“Greinke gets to hit. That’s going to be fun for him,” Astros manager AJ Hinch said Monday.

Greinke has a .225 batting average with nine homers, including three this season for Arizona before he was traded to Houston on July 31.

Houston plans a bullpen game for Game 4 on Saturday.

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