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Nationals name Scherzer wild-card game starter

September 28 2019 5:30 AM

Max Scherzer will start the National League (NL) wild-card game for the Washington Nationals, manager Dave Martinez announced on Friday.

Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin will also be available in relief.

Scherzer's three Cy Young awards and seven All-Star appearances may make this decision seem obvious, but Strasburg was named the organisation's pitcher of the year and the Milwaukee Brewers (who the Nationals could face in the game) are worse against left-handed starters than right-handers so Corbin is a good option as well.

But, Scherzer is the Nationals' absolute best and, statistically, he has been just as good as the NL's likely Cy Young winner this season in New York Mets righty Jacob deGrom.

"Max will start Tuesday, and I feel fortunate to have Max Scherzer but also Strasburg and Corbin," Martinez said, via the Washington Post.

"I talked to both of them, and they will both be out of the 'pen that day. All hands will be on deck."

The Nationals' opponents will be either the Brewers or the St Louis Cardinals out of the NL Central.

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