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Scherzer leaves game in 4th with apparent injury

Scherzer leaves game in 4th with apparent injury”

- Max Scherzer hopped awkwardly off the mound, putting the Nationals on edge in an otherwise meaningless playoff tuneup.

Washington will struggle to replicate the ace's production if the latest ailment forces him back out of the rotation.

Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer exited Saturday's start against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fourth inning with an apparent injury.

But playoff games are too near for Scherzer to wager his October for one September evening.

Despite Baker downplaying the injury, Scherzer will undergo a precautionary MRI. "We gotta make it to the playoffs healthy. But we have a really, really good idea of what we've got here".

In less than a week, the Nationals will kick off the NL Division Series against Washington, which is why they want to make sure Scherzer is 100 percent.

"In a bigger situation, he probably could have stayed in the game".

Scherzer then began to throw a full-count pitch, but abruptly stopped when time was called.

"It's never good when your ace walks off the mound in the fourth inning of the second-to-last game of the season", Washington general manager Mike Rizzo said, "but he feels optimistic about it".

He had allowed just one hit and no runs in 3.1 innings before coming out, but now the team awaits results of an MRI. I'm fine.' And came out and talked to the trainers.

"It's tough to say right now, when we're not even 24 hours out" from the leg problem surfacing, Scherzer said.

The Pirates rallied with four runs in the ninth inning off Brandon Kintzler (2-1).

George Kontos (1-6) got the win and Felipe Rivero had his 21st save.

The Nationals took a 1-0 lead in the second as Zimmerman had an RBI single to score Daniel Murphy, who led off with a single and went to second on a wild pitch. The two-time Cy Young Award victor left the game and went down the tunnel to the Washington clubhouse. The St. Louis native was on the disabled list from August 18-28 with left neck inflammation. It was his first stint on the DL since 2009. Asked about the possibility of waiting until Game 3 if he wasn't able to pitch Game 1 (and therefore come back for Game 5), Scherzer rejected the premise of the question.

"Showed exactly what we thought: Nothing major".

"We took him out for precaution". Harper posted his second consecutive 0-for-4 day at the plate.

NOTE: RHP Shawn Kelley said that no decision has been made on how to treat the bone chips in his right elbow that limited the range of motion in his pitching arm even more than it already was after two Tommy John surgeries. He has never faced the Nationals.

Scherzer leads the National League with 268 strikeouts. He will end the regular season with a 2.51 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 2017.



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