Nationals’ Max Scherzer Exits in 1st Inning vs. Giants with apparent Injury

The Washington Nationals bullpen will have their work cut out for them on Friday night as Max Scherzer left his scheduled start after throwing just 12 pitches against the San Francisco Giants. Scherzer could be seen wincing and going down into a squat before being checked out by Manager Dave Martinez and the team trainer. After tossing a warm-up pitch, the Nats ace was removed from the game after getting just one out. No word yet on the injury or the potential extent of the ailment, but an update should come from the Nationals soon.

The former Detroit Tiger is having another outstanding season for Washington. He’s second in the National League with 104 strikeouts in just 77 innings pitched. Scherzer also boasts a minuscule team-leading 2.22 ERA and 0.89 WHIP to go along with a Nats season-best five wins.

Any extended missed time would surely hurt his Cy Young chances as the 36-year-old is the sixth favorite at FanDuel’s Sportsbook at +2200 to take the National League hardware.

Stay tuned for further information.