Scherzer struck out five Astros but gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and a walk over three innings Thursday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
He also uncorked two wild pitches. All the damage against Scherzer came in the first inning, but the right-hander found a groove after that and wasn't displeased with his initial struggles. "You don't want to just go three up, three down," Scherzer said. "You want to pitch out of the stretch. You want broken-bat base hits to fall in. You want to face some adversity and have to make pitches around that." The 35-year-old finished his second spring outing having tossed 49 pitches (33 strikes), and Scherzer appears well on his way toward being ready for Opening Day. Feb 28 10:21 am (EST)
- Scherzer struck out two over two scoreless innings Saturday in his spring debut while sitting in the mid-90s with his fastball, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
- Scherzer said he'll start Saturday's Grapefruit League opener versus the Astros, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
- Scherzer (neck) said the cortisone shot worked and that he will pitch Game 7 of the World Series at Houston on Wednesday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. All Max Scherzer (R) News
2019 SEASON STATS
|Oct 30||W 6 - 2||@ HOU||0||0||0||5.0||7||1||2||4||3|
|Oct 22||W 5 - 4||@ HOU||1||0||0||5.0||5||0||2||3||7|
|Oct 12||W 3 - 1||@ STL||1||0||0||7.0||1||0||0||2||11|
|Oct 07||W 6 - 1||LA||1||0||0||7.0||4||1||1||2||7|
|Oct 04||W 4 - 2||@ LA||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||3|
|Oct 01||W 4 - 3||MIL||0||0||0||5.0||4||2||3||3||6|
|Sep 24||W 6 - 5||PHI||1||0||0||6.0||5||2||4||1||10|
|Sep 18||L 5 - 1||@ STL||0||1||0||6.2||7||2||5||0||11|
|Sep 13||L 5 - 0||ATL||0||1||0||5.0||7||0||3||2||6|
|Sep 08||W 9 - 4||@ ATL||1||0||0||6.0||2||1||1||2||9|