Max Scherzer News Archive
Scherzer (thumb) will not throw from a mound Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.
If Scherzer (thumb) isn't able to throw a bullpen session on Sunday, the Nationals may elect to skip his next turn in the rotation, the Washington Post reports. "What we don't want is for him to go out there, even in a side, and adjust his grip or adjust the way he throws in a bullpen or have something else go haywire," manager Matt Williams said.
Scherzer's thumb is still swollen Saturday, and his typical bullpen session will be delayed at least one day, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.
Scherzer's thumb was a little swollen Friday but he remains on schedule to make his next start.
Scherzer pitched seven innings, giving up two runs and six hits while striking out four in a loss to the Cardinals.
Scherzer exited Thursday's game early because he jammed his right hand in his last at-bat, but the injury is not considered serious, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports.
Scherzer allowed just one run on four hits, he did not walk a batter, and struck out nine over eight innings of a 7-2 win against Philadelphia Friday night.
Scherzer turned in another strong outing Sunday, allowing just one run on six hits and two walks over six innings, striking out eight.
Scherzer pitched well in a losing effort Monday, allowing three runs -- zero earned -- in 7.2 innings on Opening Day against the Mets.