Max Scherzer grew up near St. Louis, Missouri in nearby Chesterfield, Scherzer played travel ball there and went to Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield. Scherzer was initially drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 43rd round (1,291st overall) in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft but decided that college was the right move for him at the nearby University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. It was the right move for Scherzer to go to college as he then was the Diamondbacks 1st round draft pick.
Scherzer gets to pitch this game in the first game of the 2nd half of the season, and said he expects a large contingent of family and friends in the crowd tonight. In Scherzer’s last start, he had some command issues and admitted that he had been overdoing it.
“Coming off a couple outings in a row where my pitch counts really gotten up there, I didn’t really have great fastball command,” Max Scherzer admitted after his last start 5 days ago.
The right-handed Carlos Martinez is starting for the Cardinals tonight in the ESPN Sunday Night game of the week. Martinez, like Scherzer, should be named an All-Star before first pitch in the ESPN All-Star “Reveal” show. What is disappointing in the MLB article in the first paragraph is there is no mention of Anthony Rendon as the article begins with a debate of the NL 3rd basemen between Kris Bryant and Nolan Arenado while both Rendon and Justin Turner are well above the rest in fWAR.
Richard Justice of MLB.com writes, “Kris Bryant of the Cubs or Nolan Arenado of the Rockies? We could debate that one way past closing time — and probably will, regardless of who ends up as the National League’s All-Star starting third baseman.”
Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals
Stadium: Busch Stadium, 700 Clark Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
1st Pitch: 8:05 pm EDT
TV: ESPN national broadcast, MLB.TV
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® XM (Internet 869)
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):
- Brian Goodwin LF
- Michael Taylor CF
- Bryce Harper RF
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Adam Lind 1B
- Matt Wieters C
- Wilmer Difo SS
- Max Scherzer RHP