Nationals’ Scherzer to start Game 3?

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Washington Nationals are hoping ace Max Scherzer will start in Game 3 of the National League Divisional Series. It will be his first postseason start.

Scherzer got injured in his final regular season start on Sept. 30, as he tweaked his hamstring. He’s scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Max Scherzer (Getty Images)

Max Scherzer (Getty Images)

The Nationals will wait until after their bullpen session by their best pitcher to then decide their starting rotation for their series against the reigning World Series champions, the Chicago Cubs.

The way it is likely going to play out is that Stephen Strasburg will get the ball in Game 1. Then, in Game 2, Gio Gonzalez will start, before Scherzer takes the ball in Game 3.

The 33-year-old was 16-6 this season with a 2;51 ERA in 200 2/3 innings. He made 31 starts for the Nationals.

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