Washington National veteran ace Max Scherzer abandoned his departure on Wednesday against the New York Mets after a work effort due to an obvious injury.
I actually disturbed him during his last start against Toronto. Was good, then tweaked again yesterday. Thought he could hit up tonight, felt he was OK during the warm up. But Suzuki did not like how the ball came out of his first place and they decided no reason to risk it.
̵1; Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) August 6, 2020
Fortunately, Scherzer does not handle an arm problem. He says he has a hoarding problem that broke out during the game, because the journalist Mark Zuckerman from MASNsports.com was one of those he covered on Twitter.
The game broadcast showed how Scherzer jumped from the hill and then had a painful expression on his face after driving to first base on a grounder from JD Davis. Right-winger Erick Fedde also replaced Scherzer from the second episode.
Scherzer’s night ended after only 27 pitches (14 strikes and 13 balls). He allowed a run and a hit, gave a ticket and knocked one out. His fastball averaged 93.3 mph, below his season average (94.7 mph). It has become typical of different entrees this freak season.
It had shown speed at the bottom ninety miles, not necessarily a light red flag in itself, but a step below its typical heat.
Scherzer had started to a 13th season. He started the match with 21 strikes and a 2.84 ERA in 12.2 innings. In his last outing on July 29, he got his 25th match with at least 10 strikes and no clean runs allowed.
National’s pitching rotation has already suffered injuries this season. Stephen Strasburg has not yet made his debut in 2020 due to a right nerve problem. Due to Strasburg’s injury, the Nights had one arm available to replace Scherzer and start the second round.
Fedde, who was the last candidate for the fifth starting position, has replaced Strasburg’s two missed starts. Fedde started the match with a 3.68 ERA and hit three laps on one run.
It had released 3 1/3 chapters in its latest opening last Thursday. Despite Austin Voth finishing fifth in the rotation, Fedde has remained ready this season as if to start. In 2019, he was 4-2 with a 4.48 ERA in 12 starts.
Fedde said last week:
It’s a season where things are really crazy. Injuries can occur, and at this point it is easier to be prepared for starts than anything outside the bullpen. “