So, as you may have heard by now, Max Scherzer was injured this afternoon when he fouled a batting practice bunt into his own face and broke his nose.
While his teammates were waiting out another rain delay and possible postponement, the 34-year-old pitcher was getting checked out by doctors.
According to multiple reports, the Washington Nationals confirmed tonight that Scherzer broke his nose.
Scherzer was scheduled to start one game of tomorrow’s split doubleheader with the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies, though as of this afternoon there wasn’t any decision as to which game he would start.
Scherzer is unbeaten in his last five outings, with a 1.06 ERA, six walks (1.59 BB/9), 49 Ks (12.97 K/9), and a .183/.231/.294 line against in 34 IP.
Overall on the season, the right-hander is (5-5) in 15 starts with a 2.81 ERA, a 2.27 FIP, 20 walks, and 136 Ks in 99 1⁄3 IP.
MASN’s cameras where actually running on BP this afternoon, so they captured footage of the incident:
We’ll update with any more information when it’s available, but here are some of the reports on Twitter from the beat writers in Nationals Park tonight for the matchup with the Phillies...
Max Scherzer has a broken nose, the Nationals just announced. A CT scan came back negative. His status for tomorrow, and the team's overall pitching plan, is TBD.— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) June 19, 2019
The Nationals announce Scherzer’s nose is broken. He went for a CAT scan, which is negative. His status for tomorrow is TBD.— Todd Dybas (@Todd_Dybas) June 19, 2019
Nationals confirm Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose. He went for a CAT scan, which came back negative. His status for tomorrow is TBD.— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) June 19, 2019