- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/27/1984 (35)
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer was obviously facing some neck spasms this series and was doing everything he could to work through them. He was far from terrible in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday, but he only lasted five innings with 103 pitches and four walks. He struck out just three Astros and gave up a ton of hard contact. He was lucky to escape with only two earned runs to his name. Patrick Corbin saved the day and pitched three scoreless innings to get them to the ninth, where Daniel Hudson shut the door. Scherzer put his all into this performance and even though he wasnt very productive, the team put their arms around him and got him to the finish line. The Washington Nationals are your World Series Champions.
Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer is ready to start Game 7 of the World Series Wednesday night. Scherzer was pulled from his Game 5 start at the last second due to back spasms and a pinched nerve in his neck. One cortisone shot and a long-toss session in the outfield later and the former Cy Young winner will take the mound with everything on the line. Scherzer is 3-0 with a 2.16 ERA this postseason and the Nationals will have a full arsenal of options out of the bullpen. Scherzer allowed two runs in five innings pitched on October 22 against the Astros.
Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer will not start Game 5 as the ace is dealing with back spasms. The Nationals will turn to right-hander Joe Ross in this crucial game as the series is tied at 2-2. Scherzer told reporters that he is dealing with a pinched nerve in his neck that is causing the spasms and divulged to the press that he barely could get out of bed. This is a devastating turn of events for the Nationals and will be forced to use their bullpen in an attempt to regain control of the series.