This past offseason, former Detroit Tigers ace and 2013 American League Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer took his talents to the nation’s capital, signing a deal worth over $200 million to pitch for the Washington Nationals. Instantly becoming the top dog for the staff, Scherzer by and large has performed well.
Despite the 4.50 ERA in 11 second half starts, he is posting a very remarkable 2.91 ERA for a Nationals team that has been plagued with injuries, but mostly under-performed all season long. ‘Mad Max’ Scherzer has always been a rather passionate guy about his pitching and a hard worker, one who will always give 110%.
During Friday night’s game vs. the Miami Marlins, Max had two outs in the seventh inning of 2-2 tie, when Nationals manager Matt Williams came trotting out of the dugout, presumably to take the ball out of Max’s hands.
Let’s just say that Scherzer did not want to depart the game.
I’m pretty sure my 5-year old niece can make out what Max said to his manager. There’s a guy who wants to finish what he started, you have to admire that from a starting pitcher.
My favorite part is when the manager and the other players just take an immediate U-turn back to their respective positions after Scherzer states his case. Hey, he really f—ing wants it, alright??