Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer left his Wednesday start against the New York Mets after one inning.
The Nationals did not immediately announce why Scherzer exited the game. He threw 27 pitches and reportedly showed reduced velocity on his pitches. Scherzer allowed one run on one hit and one walk with one strikeout.
Right-hander Erick Fedde came out of the bullpen to replace Scherzer in the second inning. The score was tied 1-1 when Fedde entered.
Scherzer, 36, entered the game with an 0-1 record and a 2.84 ERA in two starts this season. He is a seven-time All-Star and a three-time Cy Young Award winner, once in the American League (2013) and twice in the National League (2016, 2017).
--Field Level Media