By Lewis Gould
Nats pitcher Max Scherzer says he’s “day to day” after leaving his team’s 1-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants after throwing just 12 pitches.
Scherzer said he felt his groin “tweak” on him, but an MRI following his exit did not show a strain. “I was pretty confident this was fairly mild,” he said.
Scherzer was seen stretching his lower half after his final pitch when Nationals manager Dave Martinez and team trainer Paul Lessard came out to the mound to check on him. The three-time Cy Young winner threw one practice pitch before wincing and walking off the mound with one out. Paolo Espino entered for the Nationals in relief.
In 12 starts this season, Scherzer has a 2.22 ERA and 104 strikeouts in 77 1/3 innings.