Max Scherzer ‘ready to go’ following back issue
Max Scherzer is extremely ready to get back in action after a lengthy absence from the mound.
Scherzer, who last pitched on Jul. 25 and has only taken the mound once since Jul. 6, said Wednesday he has no need to throw another side session and is ready to pitch in a game situation.
Max Scherzer said he’s ready to pitch in a Major League game. Won’t throw a side session tmrw. Said it will do nothing. Feels great today. “I’m ready to go.”
— Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) August 14, 2019
The Nationals have held their own without Scherzer and occupy the first wild card spot in the National League. Last time he pitched, his back immediately flared up again, so the Nationals will be watching him closely. He sounds eager to go, though, which is great news.