WATCH: Mad Max Scherzer Strikes Out 10 In Nats Win Despite Nasty Looking Broken Nose And Black Eye... Gross On So Many Levels...
VIA USA Today: WASHINGTON — For someone who seems to thrive when challenged, Max Scherzer was in his element Wednesday night.
This time, the challenge Scherzer faced was his own face — after he suffered a broken nose while taking batting practice a day earlier.
Sporting what manager Dave Martinez called "a nice shiner," the right-hander tossed seven scoreless innings and struck out 10 in leading the Washington Nationals to a 2-0 victory and a doubleheader sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Nationals didn’t commit to Scherzer starting the nightcap until they could examine the swelling around his right eye where the foul bunt hit him. No problem, Scherzer assured them.
"Trust me, this thing looks a lot worse than it actually feels," Scherzer said. "I felt zero pain. There’s been plenty of other injuries where I felt a lot of pain I had to pitch through. I’ll hang my hat on those starts, but tonight I felt zero pain so this is ... part of what you have to do."
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Pitching Ninja (one of the best Baseball Twitter Accounts to follow) was ALL OVER the Scherzer domination...
Our favorite tweet from him on Mad Max last night here... *MAGIC*
If you missed HOW he got the broken nose and black eye, here's the video in our story from yesterday... LINK