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Sport Nationals C Kurt Suzuki exits NLDS after fastball hits wrist, face

07:15  10 october  2019
07:15  10 october  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

NLCS stories to keep an eye on

  NLCS stories to keep an eye on With thrilling NLDS wins by the Cardinals and Nationals, the 2019 NLCS is all set. Here's a look at some storylines to follow with the series opening on Friday. Max Scherzer's homecomingA three-time Cy Young Award winner, Scherzer is a native of the St. Louis area and an alum of the University of Missouri. He was also drafted by the Cardinals in the 43rd round out of high school and hoped to sign with his hometown team when he became a free agent following the 2014 season. Scherzer played a pivotal role in the NLDS and will likely slot in for Game 1 against the Cardinals.

In his 12th Major League season, hit .271 with 24 doubles, 12 homers, 50 RBI, 22 walks and 45 runs scored in 105 games during his second season in Atlanta Recorded a 3.80 catcher ERA, the sixth-best mark in the National League Finished the Kurt Suzuki roster status changed by Oakland Athletics.

The Nationals have no room left for error, and they're relying on their ace to deliver them to Game 5. NLDS Game 4: Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals (Dodgers lead 2-1). Kurt Suzuki C .

A scary scene hit Dodger Stadium on Wednesday during Game 5 of the NLDS, as Washington Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki fell to the ground after appearing to get hit in the face by a pitch.

a baseball player holding a bat: Kurt Suzuki had to leave the Nationals' winner-take-all Game 5 of the NLDS. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)© Provided by Oath Inc. Kurt Suzuki had to leave the Nationals' winner-take-all Game 5 of the NLDS. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Replay later showed that the 94 mph fastball from Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler glanced off his wrist and into his face, but Suzuki still had to exit the game. The pitch occurred while Suzuki was leading off for the Nationals down 3-1 in the top of the seventh inning.

Nationals back-up catcher Yan Gomes entered the game to run for Suzuki and take over behind the plate.

Scherzer, Zimmerman lead Nats past LA 6-1 to force Game 5

  Scherzer, Zimmerman lead Nats past LA 6-1 to force Game 5 Max Scherzer is 35. So is Ryan Zimmerman. The Washington Nationals would not be headed to a win-or-go-home Game 5 in their NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers without them. The Washington Nationals would not be headed to a win-or-go-home Game 5 in their NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers without them.

Nationals catcher Kurt Suzuki , back right, and umpire Doug Eddings, back center, look on. (AP/Julio Cortez). Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fourth inning in Game 4 of a baseball National League Division Series , Monday

In his 12th Major League season, hit .271 with 24 doubles, 12 homers, 50 RBI, 22 walks and 45 runs scored in 105 games during his second season in Atlanta Recorded a 3.80 catcher ERA, the sixth-best mark in the National League Finished the Kurt Suzuki roster status changed by Oakland Athletics.

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Ryan Zimmerman, Max Scherzer carry Nationals into NLDS Game 5 .
Veterans Ryan Zimmerman and Max Scherzer helped the Nationals take Game 4 of the NLDS from the Dodgers 6-1 to force a decisive Game 5.

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