Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer plans to start despite breaking nose during batting practice
Washington Nationals star Max Scherzer is still set to start Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies despite a bizarre injury suffered during batting practice Tuesday.
Scherzer was taking batting practice when he attempted to bunt. The ball went off his bat and flew back at him, hitting him in the nose, which the team announced later was broken.
NATIONALS PITCHER BREAKS NOSE WHEN ERRANT BUNT HITS HIM IN THE FACE
Scherzer was seen heading into the dugout holding a bloodied towel against his nose and a splint was later put on the pitcher’s nose.
The Nationals and Phillies are set to have a doubleheader Wednesday. Scherzer is still set to pitch in the second game if the weather in the area holds up, according to MASN Sports.
“I am convinced right now that Scherzer is going to pitch the second game,” manager Dave Martinez told reporters before the first game. “And then we’ll go from there.”
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Scherzer has a 2.81 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 15 starts this season.
Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.