Even while lining up as a hitter for a baseball team, pitchers have their worst moments in the batter’s box.
Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer had one of those moments earlier tonight.
Scherzer suffered a significant facial injury while doing bunting skills at batting practice.
In a video tweet by the Nationals on MASN page, Scherzer was practicing his hits when the second ball he hit deflected off his bat and hit him square in the face.
The 34-year-old was bleeding abundantly and was taken immediately to their clubhouse afterwards.
The Nationals fear that the six-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young Award winner has a broken nose.
Scherzer was expected to be the starting pitcher for tomorrow night’s game versus the Philadelphia Phillies.
That game will be pushed to tomorrow night as part of a doubleheader after being postponed due to rain.
Scherzer is currently undergoing an MRI and a CAT scan at this moment to determine the injury’s severity.
His status for tomorrow’s game is to be determined (TBD).