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Wild Man Max Scherzer Is Pitching With A Huge Shiner One Day After Breaking His Nose [UPDATE]

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Tuesday afternoon Max Scherzer broke his nose during batting practice, while working on his bunting. Among the many reasons this was unfortunate is poor timing: Scherzer was scheduled to pitch Wednesday evening, in the second game of a day-night doubleheader. The Nationals brought a pitcher up from Triple-A Fresno, anticipating that Scherzer would be unable to go. They were wrong! Because Scherzer is a madman, not only is he on the mound Wednesday night, black eye and all, but he actually took batting practice again Wednesday afternoon.

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Scherzer is intense enough on the mound without giving him a black eye and a throbbing face. God help Dave Martinez if he tries to pull Scherzer mid-inning tonight. He might not survive the encounter.

UPDATE: Scherzer pitched seven scoreless innings, struck out 10 Phillies, and got the win. Also his eye was shiny and gross.

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