Houston – Gerrit Cole will get the baseball tonight in Game 1 of the 2019 World Series. The Astros and Nationals begin their best of seven series at Minute Maid Park.
Cole, who won Game 5 of the ALDS and Game 3 of the ALCS, will get the start for Houston before Justin Verlander takes over in Game 2 on Wednesday.
Cole met with the World Series media on Tuesday. Here are a few of his top quotes as he prepares for his start.
HOW EXCITED ARE YOU TO START GAME 1 OF THE WORLD SERIES? GROWING UP , WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR WORLD SERIES MEMORIES?
"I am really excited to start Game 1. I'm really just excited to be here. I remember I was sitting on the third base side of Angels Stadium down towards the front row and I had a nice perspective of Bonds versus Percival, he throws him this hundred mile-an-hour fastball up by his neck and Bonds just cranks it out to right field. I was at all of those games at Angel Stadium. We brought out the rally monkey and boom sticks. I also went to the World Series with the Yankees and Arizona. I think that was a special World Series I think for the whole country."
WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES OF THE NATIONALS LINEUP?