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Watch: Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg have heated moment in dugout

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Stephen Strasburg’s return from the disabled list did not go well at all.

Strasburg was charged with six runs on eight hits over 4.2 innings in an 8-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Friday. It was Strasburg’s first start since June 8 and the most runs he’s allowed all season.

After entering the dugout following his start, Strasburg mostly ignored his teammates, and that didn’t sit well with Max Scherzer. Scherzer said something to Strasburg and the two got heated. Strasburg walked into the tunnel so that they would be out of view from TV cameras.

Strasburg would not elaborate on the exchange when asked about it by reporters after the game.

It’s part of family, man,” he said. “You got to be in the family.”

Washington continues to disappoint this season. Despite Scherzer having another Cy Young-worthy campaign, the team is now 48-49 and third in the NL East. That is likely a major cause of frustration within the clubhouse.


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