Sport Max Scherzer: “I’m good”
World Series Game 5 Preview: It’s now a best of three
Momentum? Bah. Momentum is your next day's starting pitcher. Today momentum is Max Scherzer and Gerrit Cole.The Game: World Series Game 5: Houston Astros vs.
If the Nats are going to go down, they are going to go down with all hands on deck. It sounds like
Scherzer, who was scratched from his Game 5 start due to debilitating next spasms, threw in the outfield at Minute Maid Park this afternoon. When he was done, he high-fived bullpen catcher Octavio Martinez and told reporters “I’m good” as he made his way back into the visitors’ clubhouse.
Tonight’s start is‘s. Of that there is no question. But if Scherzer truly is good to go, he could be used out of the bullpen tonight if things are close and the situation is dire for the no-room-for-error Nationals. And, if the Nats win tonight — and assuming no relapses — Scherzer could be poised for a dramatic Game 7 start, with a fully-rested Aníbal Sánchez and, perhaps, available out of the bullpen as well. That’s about the best the Nationals could hope for, if they get that far anyway.
Nationals ace Max Scherzer not starting Game 5 of World Series because of neck and back spasms, Ross pitches in place
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals ace Max Scherzer not starting Game 5 of World Series because of neck and back spasms, Ross pitches in place.Washington manager Dave Martinez made the announcement 3 hours before the first pitch Sunday night.
There hasn’t been much drama in this series so far. The home teams have lost every game, sapping most of the crowd excitement and, beyond Game 1, these games have been decided pretty early.
A return of Max Scherzer, however, could change all of that in a hurry.
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Mad Max delivers for World Series champion Nats without win .
HOUSTON (AP) — Max Scherzer never had a clean inning in Game 7 of the World Series for the Washington Nationals. He finished with more walks than strikeouts and walked off the mound trailing. Yet, Mad Max delivered in the clutch for the Nationals even without getting the win. Boosted by a cortisone injection and the adrenaline of trying to get his first World Series ring, Scherzer labored through five innings while throwing 103 pitches. Even though the 35-year-old three-time Cy Young winner allowed seven hits and walked four, he gave up only two runs in a championship-worthy effort.
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