Max Scherzer to reporters in Houston: 'I'm good'

Chris Lingebach
October 29, 2019 - 4:31 pm

The Nationals may get the small miracle they needed from Max Scherzer, who looked to reporters after throwing on the field in Houston Tuesday to say, "I'm good."

Scherzer was unexpectedly scratched from his Game 5 start in Washington on Sunday with spasms in his right trapezius muscle and neck. Joe Ross took the mound in his place, allowing four runs over five innings, a commendable effort given the last-minute circumstances, but still resulting in a 7-1 Nationals loss.

Things didn't look good on Monday either for a potential Scherzer return, but everything changed with Tuesday's throwing session before Game 6.

Nats skipper Dave Martinez has since confirmed that, if the Nats can win Game 6, Scherzer will be his starter for a potential Game 7.

The Astros lead the Nationals 3-2 in the World Series after sweeping them at home in Washington in Games 3-5.

The Nationals have Stephen Strasburg on the mound against Justin Verlander in the do-or-die Game 6 Tuesday night.

First pitch is at 8:07 p.m. ET.