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We learned later that Scherzer, who was scheduled to start Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies, had broken his nose.
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?
Scherzer ‘very adamant’ about starting
Manager Dave Martinez told reporters that Scherzer was “very adamant” about pitching Wednesday during the nightcap of a double-header against the Phillies.
Pitch he did, as he took the mound as the Nationals starter.
He’s not a player who normally wears eyeblack. But if he was, he was already covered under his right eye.
That’s a shiner
If anything, the fastball hurler took the mound with an extra intimidation factor.
He appeared to have a little extra heat than normal to start the game.
He also had some support in the stands.
Scherzer spins a gem
Scherzer didn’t appear any worse for wear, striking out 10 Phillies batters over seven innings of a 2-0 win.
It sounds like Martinez made the right call putting his banged-up ace on the mound.
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