Al Galdi of The Morning Blitz breaks down the Nationals shut out of the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0, to complete a doubleheader sweep. Plus, Max Scherzer adding to his legend with the “Black Eye Game”.
Max on Tuesday, suffered a broken nose after being struck in the face with a ball off his bat while bunting during batting practice. Max was bunting during batting practice with third-base coach Bob Henley. A ball ricocheted off Max’s bat and hit him in the face. Complicating things was that Max was wearing sunglasses, although it was unclear whether the glasses led to additional damage. The good news is that the results of a CT scan were negative. But an off-site doctor confirmed an initial diagnosis of a broken nose.
But Max didn’t miss his next start. In fact, he dominated it…
Max in the 2-0 win over the Phillies at Nationals Park on Wednesday night, to complete a doubleheader sweep tossed seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts versus a double, three singles and two walks. He threw 76 of his 117 pitches for strikes.