Sunday update: The issue was subsequently described as a groin injury. Scherzer was seen doing side throwing on Sunday morning, per Chelsea Janes. After throwing, Scherzer told Janes the groin issue is not “a major injury” but he still feels it. He’ll attempt to throw a bullpen session on Monday and if that happens, he thinks he can start Wednesday.
Scherzer threw a warm-up pitch after experiencing discomfort and walked off the mound, ending his night. The Nationals will look to the bullpen to close out the game.
Scherzer has been a bright spot in Washington’s otherwise lackluster season. He has a career-low 2.22 ERA at the moment with 104 strikeouts.