It's a matchup featuring a full-season favorite expected to launch a dynasty in Houston pitted against an in-season comeback club that earned a wild card before downing the Dodgers and feasting on the Cardinals to claw its way this far. But despite their differences, both teams rely on young stars in their lineups and aces in their rotations, and this could be a particularly memorable matchup.
Starting with Media Day on Monday in Houston and live from the ballparks, ESPN's reporters and digital media team check in with what they're seeing and hearing -- from the players off the field and the action on the diamond -- throughout the series.
The Nationals check in at Media Day
What are the Astros saying going in?
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