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Sport Max Scherzer exits after one inning with hamstring injury as going stays rough for pitchers

05:30  06 august  2020
05:30  06 august  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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Washington Nationals. Max Scherzer ‘upbeat’ after hamstring injury , but not Whenever he pitches in October, Scherzer ’s regular season met an unceremonious end when he walked off Unfortunately, some of these injuries are out of my control right now because I ’m doing everything I can to stay out

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WASHINGTON — As Major League Baseball enjoys a couple days of relative calm in navigating its 60-game season within a pandemic, another unfortunate sidelight to this quickly workshopped season reared its head.

Yet another unplanned exit by an All-Star pitcher.

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What causes hamstring injuries ? A hamstring injury can occur if any of the tendons or muscles are stretched beyond their limit. Recurring injury is common in athletes and sportsmen, as you're more likely to injure your hamstring if you've injured it before.

Max Scherzer insists he is pitching in the NLDS, but the question now is when. Still, a more severe injury to Scherzer ’s hamstring would be far more damning. Injured pitchers Koda Glover and Erick Fedde left the team, while reliever Austin Adams and outfielder Andrew Stevenson also headed home.

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After the New York Mets defeated the Nationals 3-1, Scherzer said he tweaked a hamstring Tuesday and it hampered him during his inning of work, ultimately deciding it was not going to get better.

Scherzer gave up one run to the New York Mets and was replaced by Erick Fedde to start the second inning. He had thrown a major league high 112 pitches in his most recent start, and was working with an extra two days of rest after the Nationals had their weekend series in Miami postponed after a coronavirus outbreak on the Marlins.

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Nationals' Max Scherzer guts out five innings days after injury . Yankees lefty starter David Wells exited Game 5 of the 2003 World Series against the Marlins after one inning due to a lower back Scherzer is known for pitching through injuries , but this was impossible. “That would be the dangers

On Tuesday, Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer broke his nose when a ball bounced off his bat and hit him in the face while he was practicing bunting. The team announced that a CT scan came up negative, but surely Scherzer was going to miss at least a start with the face injury , right?

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Scherzer, who turned 36 on July 27, was limited to 27 starts last season thanks to two stints on the injured list with a back injury. Famously, he was scratched from Game 5 of the World Series with a nerve issue in his neck, but after rigorous treatment returned three days later to start Game 7 of the World Series, which the Nationals won.

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While Scherzer downplayed the severity of his injury and said he plans to make his next start, it nonetheless continued an unsettling trend this season of star pitchers succumbing to injury after a most unprecedented several months running up to the start of the season.

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After spring training was shut down March 12 due to COVID-19 concerns, a nearly four-month industry shutdown followed, before teams reconvened July 1 for a three-week "summer camp" leading into the July 23 opening night.

Scherzer started that night and was defeated by the New York Yankees, but struck out 10 Toronto Blue Jays over 7 1/3 innings — and 112 pitches — in his second start. He averaged 94.7 miles on his fastball in his first two starts, but it was topping out at 94 and sitting at 92 Wednesday.

Meanwhile, pitchers of all pedigrees have been dropping off rosters, possibly an effect of the shutdown followed by the truncated spring training.

A forearm strain could lead to Tommy John surgery for reigning AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander. His Houston Astros manager, Dusty Baker, says closer Roberto Osuna could be headed that route, too. A back injury put Clayton Kershaw on the IL to start the year. St. Louis Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas won't pitch this season after a forearm strain.

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WASHINGTON -- After Max Scherzer retired the Tigers in order in the first inning , blowing fastballs by J.D. Martinez and Miguel Cabrera for back-to-back strikeouts, Bryce Harper said to Jayson Werth in the dugout -- "That's Max ."Indeed, this was the pitcher the Nationals became accustomed to last season.

Max Scherzer has reportedly agreed to a seven-year deal with the Washington Nationals according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports The Cardinals met at some point on Scherzer , and word is that at least a couple of Cardinals players or former players have called Scherzer to make a pitch about the team.

And relievers Colin Poche of the Tampa Bay Rays and Tommy Kahnle of the New York Yankees have already undergone Tommy John surgery.

Scherzer is in the sixth year of a seven-year, $210 million deal with Washington and has been remarkably durable in his career — making between 30 and 34 starts from 2009-2018 before last year's back woes. Even still, he finished third in 2019 Cy Young voting, continuing a streak of seven consecutive years with at least a top five finish.

This shortened season might have been the year he further ceded ace designation to teammate Stephen Strasburg, the 2019 World Series MVP. Alas — Strasburg has yet to pitch this season, himself, working his way back from a nerve problem in his hand.

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