Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg made a strong case for an opening day start, pitching four shutout innings in a 6-4 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.
Bryce Harper agreed: He looked as if he was taking his time getting to the ball. That was the plan.
Max Scherzer pitched four shutout innings and Dan Uggla hit his first home run of the spring Sunday in the Washington Nationals’ 3-2 loss to the Houston Astros.
As you can see in the video, Max is keeping count on his fingers.
As for if the Tigers so called “window” is closing, Max wasn’t so quick to agree.
Max Scherzer will take fun over flawless in his first start for the Washington Nationals.
Max Scherzer and Jon Lester might as well have neon-green dollar signs stamped all over their uniforms and caps when spring training opens next week.
In his description, he says the ball went 340 yards, and I don’t doubt it at all.
Scherzer’s deal counts as $28,689,376 annually for purposes of baseball’s luxury tax.
In his introductory press conference, Scherzer acknowledged even he was staggered by the amount of the deal.