Nationals manager Dave Martinez shocked the Baseball world when he announced that starter Max Scherzer was scratched from his World Series Game 5 start against the Houston Astros because of back spasms.
“He’s really upset about this,” Martinez said, adding that the normally animated Scherzer was “very quiet.”
Scherzer was definitely in a lot of pain as he spoke to reporters, because one look at the below video will tell you that he could barely move.
That video alone lets you know that it was never an option for Scherzer to take the mound, because if he can’t move around in a chair, he certainly can’t get any pitches off against the Houston Astros.
The Nationals stud pitcher said he couldn’t lift his arm and had a cortisone shot to alleviate the pain caused by the nerve between the C5 and C6 vertebrae.
Game 5 was a highly anticipated matchup that was supposed to feature Scherzer and Gerrit Cole, but now the Nationals will go with righty Joe Ross.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.