Dave Roberts 'strongly considering' starting Max Scherzer in MLB All-Star Game

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Dave Roberts considering starting Scherzer in All-Star Game originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Max Scherzer just made the All-Star team as an injury/opt-out replacement for Mets ace Jacob deGrom and he may find himself getting the start in the MLB All-Star Game as well. 

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who's in charge of the National League side for the game after winning the 2019 pennant, revealed he was strongly considering starting Scherzer in respect to Nats manager Davey Martinez.

Roberts used the lack of an All-Star Game last season as a reason to potentially give Scherzer the nod, per 570 LA Sports' David Vassegh. The coronavirus pandemic prevented MLB from hosting a 2020 All-Star game, one in which Martinez would've been managing following the Nationals' World Series win in 2019. 

Because Martinez didn't get a chance to name his own starting pitcher last season, Roberts appears to be leaning toward the three-time Cy Young award winner to take the mound. 

If deGrom was healthy, the favorite for NL Cy Young and even NL MVP this season would've gotten the start. With him out, it's allowed Roberts to get a bit creative with the decision.