Max Scherzer injury update: Nationals ace will pitch with broken nose vs. Phillies
The Nationals have confirmed pitcher Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose before Tuesday’s game against the Phillies.Scherzer was hurt during batting practice when he fouled a ball off his face while attempting a bunt. He was taken to the locker room. 2019 MLB All-Star Game voting update: Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger, Brewers’ Christian Yelich lead the way Will Yankees land front-line starters like Max Scherzer, Trevor Bauer? ‘We’ll see,’ Brian Cashman says Max Scherzer took a ball to the face during pitchers BP — off his own bat while bunting — and went to the trainers room. Dave Martinez didn’t have an update on him during pregame, but it was right after it happened.— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) June 18, 2019Max Scherzer broke his nose after taking a ball off the face during a bunting drill. pic.twitter.com/M9o4hYBj0J— ESPN (@espn) June 19, 2019The Nats later confirmed earlier reports that Scherzer’s nose is broken.The 34-year-old Scherzer is scheduled to pitch in a doubleheader against the Phillies on Wednesday, and according to MLB Network, he plans to take the mound. Related News Nationals not thinking about trading Max Scherzer ‘right now,’ general manager says Hear Max Scherzer, after breaking his nose in BP yesterday, is still planning to pitch tonight vs. rival Phillies #MadMax— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 19, 2019Scherzer is 5-5 on the season with a 2.81 ERA.