It would be nice, though not funny, for the citizens of Washington to decide to do Stephen Strasbourg and Max Scherzer submit each submission in a series of teams against the Dodgers, but given how they performed in Game 2 of the NLDS, fans would be forgiven for wanting something similar to that game plan moving forward. First, additional reasons: Strasbourg won the top 10 in six walks, where he allowed only one run, confirming that he was to start the Wild Wild Card game against the Brewers on Monday. He also made some history by overtaking Sandy Coofax for the lowest ERA playoffs in history by 0.64 for MLB statistics . Sherzer, meanwhile, entered the top of the eighth inning as a layoff and retired with three straight tests with a 14-yard strike.
A proposal for Mad Max to spend two days' relief actually came from Scherzer himself before the start of the game, according to Jamal Collier of MLB.com. He talked to his coaches and made it clear that he could give at least one good innings without risking too much.
"To me, you bring it when you are told to bring it," said Sherzer. "It's a playoff. You put it on the line every time. when you touch this box. Every time I get a ball near me, I neg And you just put him on the line. "
These are the words of a dedicated teammate who feels the need to do everything in his power to bring his team back to the Promise Land. It is also the words of someone who understands the lack of support from some of the other guys he plays with, which leads us to more disappointing reasons for this desire. Remember when there was relief in the face of the Nationalists, whose ERA was infinite earlier this season? As it turns out, getting rid of him did not solve much of the bull's worries. Washington finished last in the league in this statistic – yes, even behind the Orioles – with an overall 5.66. Such a bad game moved on to the postseason, and she almost lost not only an incredible start from Strasbourg, but also an old postseason performance by Clayton Kershov, where he was a straight ass for a couple of innings.
A 3-1 lead from a poor Kershaw game was reduced to 3-2 after Sean Doolittle took the field in seventh place and immediately gave up a solo shot of Max Muncie in the first pitch of his atlas. After a short break in the eighth thanks to Scherzer, it looked as though Nats was ready to make great appearances again when Daniel Hudson passed two Tests in the ninth, when he needed one more to finish the game – one of them was intentional, the other – no. However, Fortune smiled at Washington, while Corey Seager rose and Hudson escaped but escaped.
After the game, Trea Turner was asked about the appearance of the Scherzer relief, and he gave the following answer:
"For me, it is you who expose the best guys to victory," said Trey Turner. “Obviously, Max was in this category for us, and in the Strasbourg elimination game he was also in this category. I'm not a pitcher so I don't know how much effort or what it takes – but it was huge. I don't necessarily hope he'll do it every game or every time he has a bull day, but he was big today and we needed it. "
That's a good logic, but it also proves that we have a bit of a puzzle for the rest of this series. Only two players make up the" best guys "category for Washington: Strasbourg and Scherzer. Or Nat will have to go crazy to play both of them in certain ways for each game, or they just have to take the songs they take on days when one or both of them need a break. This is a losing situation that is important enough for the post-season experience of the citizens.