Max Scherzer: Rule of Grunting.
Eleven years ago, @Max_Scherzer
made his MLB debut against the @Astros.
He pitched 4.1 perfect innings. #WorldSeries
The Nats took Game 1 of the World Series:
- Over the Astros
- In Houston
- With Gerrit Cole throwing
- After a week long hiatus
- With Max Scherzer only going 5 innings
Max Scherzer before Game 1 tonight
Guts. Intestinal fortitude. Onions. Whatever you wanna call it. Max Scherzer pitched with that and nearly that alone tonight. Not his sharpest outing, by any means. But that right there is an ace being an ace.
Max Scherzer, Disgusting 3 Pitch K (97mph Fastball/Sword, 87mph Changeup and 90mph hard Slider). 🤮⚔️ https://t.co/wzsQhXWKp7
Max Scherzer is 35.
Ryan Zimmerman is 35.
Alex Ovechkin is 34.
Nicklas Backstrom is 31.
John Wall is approaching 30.
Let’s enjoy this era of DC sports while we can. Before you know it, it’ll be over.
I believe. #STAYINTHEFIGHT
"I believe in these 25 guys that are in this clubhouse right now." - @Max_Scherzer
was fired up after the @Nationals
Game 1 victory.
#MLBTonight | #STAYINTHEFIGHT
Hardest five innings Scherzer has ever had to battle through and kept them right in the game. Astros weren't chasing anything and when he had to make a big pitch he did. Mad Max is something else.
The #WorldSeries Game 1 & 2 starters combined for 1,118!!! strikeouts this year.
Scherzer gets out of the jam to keep it a 1-run game.
Juan Soto and @Max_Scherzer
join #MLBTonight right now!
Scherzer's at 100 pitches but he's good for 160 tonight so back off, nerds.
Scherzer is a veteran at war. He pitched backward to the Astros and they couldn’t figured it out. He navigated through a lot of traffic every single inning, but his pedigree got him through #WorldSeries #scherzer #NATSvsASTROS
Max Scherzer, 5 pitch overlay (synced at release)
90mph Cutter/Hard Slider
World Series Game 1 Starter https://t.co/XyV1YBFcrm
Max Scherzer finished Game 1 with 112 pitches in five innings
Scherzer mental aspect of the game kept him battling. Even tough his breaking ball wasn’t there, he didn’t give in and made it a single battle against each @astros
hitter #WorldSeries #scherzer
Pegó primer Narionals, en casa del rival y sin la mejor apertura de Scherzer.
Sigo pensando que esa base extra que no consiguió Springer en la 8va le costó el chance de extra-innings a Astros.
On a night when the Nats:
-hadn’t played in a week;
-were on the road;
-didn't have Scherzer at his best;
-fell behind 2-0;
-bullpen gave up a late rally...
it's AMAZING to celebrate a win: https://t.co/hdtwMWP49K
Nationals toma ventaja.. Scherzer sacó su casta de 3 Cy Young y ganó el 1er juego de @Nationals
Washington vino de atrás y rompió con los pronósticos; Juan Soto produjo 3 carreras
No es menor detalle, Astros no perdía en un inicio de Cole desde hace 3 meses #HeroesDeOtoño
"I'd rather bounce it than make a mistake," @Max_Scherzer
says on MLB Network. He explained how Astros batters were so good, so pesky, that he had to intentionally throw balls in the dirt rather than risk disaster.
Old dudes know what they're doing.
Max Scherzer: “The reason we won tonight was because of everyone in this clubhouse.”
Follow-up Q: “With that being said, how big of a win was this?”
The World Series: It could happen anywhere, but you can only find it here.
HITTERS.....this is what sitting on a fastball is supposed to look like. He got a slider and it’s 100% ok. That swing made Scherzer throw another slider and walked him https://t.co/OajEkTMLGt
Max Scherzer just challenged Big Papi to an AB. 😂
¡Dominado, dominado, dominado! 🕺🏻🎶 Scherzer le gana el duelo a Altuve y seguimos empatados luego de cuatro completas 4⃣⬇
🔴 Nacionales 2-2 🎇 Astros
📹 EN VIVO POR @ElNueveOf
Y #TUDN https://t.co/T3rnxrWrel
Though it was a grind, @Nationals
starter Max Scherzer earned 7 strikeouts in 5 IP to come out on top against the Astros' red-hot Gerrit Cole in Gm1 of the #WorldSeries Tuesday & move into sole possession of 8th on this #Postseason list https://t.co/KLHhPMyeLl
If you’ve watched Scherzer before, you could probably tell right away that he was not sharp.
But, as big-game pitchers do, he battled. And found a way to make the pitches he needed to, when he needed them.
Many pitchers roll over on nights like this one. He didn’t.