Former Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer breaks nose, starts anyways
Posted: 9:22 PM, Jun 19, 2019
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 19: Starting pitcher Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals works the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies in game two of a double header at Nationals Park on June 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is scheduled to pitch Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies, a day after breaking his nose during batting practice.
Scherzer was injured Tuesday when he took a ball off his face while attempting a bunt. The team says a CT scan was negative.
Manager Dave Martinez says Scherzer was “very adamant” about pitching despite a bruise around his right eye.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner will pitch the second game of the Nationals’ day-night doubleheader. He is 5-5 with a 2.81 ERA this season.
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