Max and Erica Scherzer welcome third child Derek Alexander

Max and Erica Scherzer welcome third child Derek Alexander

At 3:42 p.m. on Sunday, Max Scherzer made his 106th and final pitch, passing Corey Dickerson to cap off a full-court victory for the Washington Nationals starters.

Less than two hours later, Scherzer was by his wife Erica’s side, welcoming the couple’s third child into the world. Erica Scherzer announced Monday morning that Derek Alexander Scherzer was born at 5:38pm on Sunday​​​. He weighs 8 pounds 5 ounces and is 20 inches tall.

Max Scherzer rushed out of Nationals Park to meet his wife after sweeping the Miami Marlins on Sunday. He threw a full nine-strikeout game, allowing only one run and no walk in the performance. With the 3-1 victory, the Nationals jumped to .500 for the first time since 1-1, and they are tied with the New York Mets for the top spot in the National League East.

Catcher Yan Gomez said that after most starts, he and a pitcher look back at key moments in the game and analyze the decisions they made at the time. But Sunday’s conversation was much more succinct, with something more pressing on Scherzer’s schedule than recounting his star outing.

“It’s a plan between him and Erica,” manager Dave Martinez said on Sunday. “I want to wish them both well and congratulate them. So, you know, have a baby, take a day off, and we’ll see him this week.”

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