VIDEO: Max Scherzer Suffers Broken Nose During Batting Practice

Liam McKeone

The Washington Nationals haven’t had the season they were hoping for after losing superstar Bryce Harper to the Phillies last offseason. They currently sit at 33-38 on the year, fourth in the NL East. Unfortunately, things just got a lot worse. Star pitcher Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose after getting hit in the face during batting practice while attempting a bunt.

Scherzer is having another good year at the mound; while his record is only 5-5, he has a 2.81 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 99.1 innings pitched. If the Nationals didn’t improve before the trade deadline, Scherzer was pegged as a top candidate to get traded. A broken nose may throw a wrench into all that.

It remains to be seen how long Scherzer will be out, but knowing Scherzer, it’ll probably be sooner than we think.