Report: Max Scherzer Expected to Pitch Tonight With a Broken Nose

PHOTO CREDIT: BRAD MILLS-USA TODAY SPORTS

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer broke his nose yesterday during pregame batting practice after a half-assed effort to lay down a bunt.

Many a mortal man would have needed at least a day or two to recover from such an injury, but not Scherzer, apparently:

Hockey player type stuff right there.

While a broken nose may not keep him from pitching, it’s possible the rain that has wreaked havoc on this series over the past two nights could keep him out. The weather forecasts in D.C. are once again less than promising, and that may not be such a bad thing for the Phillies.

Scherzer is 5-5 with a 2.81 ERA this season while striking out 12.3 batters per nine innings and holding opposing hitters to a .230 batting average. He’s been outstanding over his last four starts, pitching to a 1.29 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 28 IP while limiting opponents to a .530 OPS. In 18 career games against the Phillies, he’s 9-3 with a 2.60 ERA.

 

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4 Comments

  • Cares June 19, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    Nobody.

    Wanks, congrats on your Inquirer coach of the year honor. What a BFD. That and $1.70 will get you at 16oz Wawa coffee.

    Do you get a summer job or are you just going to push bad betting advice (on baseball for chrissakes!) and parrot everything on Twitter that we’ve already seen on here too?

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  • Mikey June 19, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    Watch him pitch a no hitter tonight. That would be the most Phillies thing.

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  • Soul Glow June 19, 2019 at 2:22 pm

    I can’t believe the phillies got beat by a pitcher with a broken nose.
    What was the score 17-3?
    WTF?

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  • Nats are doing the right thing June 19, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    They are going for a sweep today. Might as well get the Phils while they can’t buy a run.

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