Citizens star Max Scherzer Left kick-off Friday night against the Giants in the first half after a visit from the coach. It looks like he was dealing with a lower body problem, according to Todd Dibas From NBC Sports Washington.
Washington cannot afford a long absence from Scherzer. At 25-33, the Nationals’ hopes of turning around the post-season picture are already dwindling. Washington already without it Stephen Strasbourg, who has been on the list of injured since June 2 due to nerve irritation in his neck. Patrick Corbin It was a terrible season, when Joe Ross He has numbers below average. John Lister And the Eric Vidi It was respectable but not surprising. (Fedde has missed the past three weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, but is expected to be back this weekend, Dibas notes ملاحظات.)
Scherzer was his usual stunning self in 2021. He entered play Friday night with a £2.22 race over 77 runs. Scherzer misses the bat at the elite level, with a 36.1% hit rate and ranks fifth among qualified shooters. just tracks Jacob Degrom And the Gerrit Cole in the strike/walk rate differential (30.9 percentage points), while the Sierra 2.65 is the fourth-lowest in the sport (behind DeGrum, Cole and Joe Musgrove).
That level of dominance surely has already inspired teams to call the citizens to gauge Scherzer’s availability ahead of the July 30 trading deadline. NATS have traditionally not tended to move star players, but with match odds as low as 2.7% (Per FanGraphs Predictions), there is a case where they have to listen to offers on the impending free agent. (Scherzer has full rights not to trade as a player with 10 years of MLB service, five consecutive years with his current team.) Even as his 37th birthday approaches, Scherzer will be one of the most sought-after arms on the market this winter. MLBTR’s Tim Dierkes recently put his place in 10th place 2021-22 Free Agent Strength Rankings.