Max Scherzer threw full game for Washington Nationals before rushing to have third child with wife
WASHINGTON — Max Scherzer hurried a five-pointer to lead the Washington Nationals to a 3-1 victory over the Miami Marlins.
Then there are more important things.
Scherzer hurried out of Nationals Park after a game that lasted just 2 hours and 37 minutes, in time for the birth of their third child with wife Erica on Sunday night.
“We knew to get into it. That’s why we tried to make it a quick game,” joked receiver Yan Gomes.
Scherzer (2-2) blocked the ninth inning before Isan Diaz led with a homer.
The right-hander bounced back from an under-par run against the Blue Jays, hitting nine without a walk and hitting the batter while throwing 106 overs.
“He had 23 of 31 first shots,” manager Dave Martinez said before announcing other news from Scherzer. “As a starting pitcher, that’s what you have to do.”
It was the 12th full game of Scherzer’s career, and when he played in Game 9 to the rapturous applause of some 8,500 fans at Nationals Park, he had no idea what a special day it was for Scherzer.
Ryan Zimmerman backed Sherzer with a three-run homer.
“Typically he’s obviously doing cool stuff on a day that’s fun for him,” Zimmerman said. “Let him finish the game and pitch the way he does today, and then go over and have a baby with his wife. Very cool day for him. We are so happy for him. He never stops amazement and I think that’s the best way to say it.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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