Impressed With Scherzer
… Pitched w/ Broken Nose!
6/20/2019 1:17 PM PDT
Of course, Mad Max took a baseball straight to the face during a bunting drill in Nationals’ batting practice Tuesday … and suffered a nasty broken nose and a black eye as a result.
But, Scherzer toughed it out and pitched for Washington just 24 hours later … and DOMINATED — throwing 7 innings with no earned runs and 10 strikeouts against the Phillies.
Broken nose? Black eye? No problem for @Max_Scherzer.
— #Statcast (@statcast) June 20, 2019
Verlander — who played with Max for a few years in Detroit — says he saw his ex-teammate put in the work … and he was impressed!!!
By the way … we also asked Verlander if he thinks he’s done enough in his own career to deserve a spot in the Hall of Fame — and he tells us he ain’t so sure.
But, with 213 career wins, 2,839 strikeouts AND an MVP award on his resume … come on, JV!!!