|W: Scherzer (5-3, 2.77)|
|L: Perdomo (0-2, 5.61)|
|S: Glover (4)|
SCHERZER 13 K’s, TURNER 1ST NATS LEADOFF HR THIS YEAR
Max Scherzer (2.77) came very close to a complete game (8 and two-thirds innings) Friday night, striking out 13, giving up 1 run on 1 hit (a HR) and walking 2 (Game Score: 86). Scherzer faced 31 batters (108 pitches, 81 strikes), and had 7 groundouts, 3 flouts. He was taken out after loading the bases in the 9th, replaced by Koda Glover (2.51) who struck out the final batter to get the save.
Trea Turner (.244) hit the first leadoff homer of the season, and also had a double. Michael Taylor (.266) and Bryce Harper (.340) both contributed 2-run HR’s, Taylor in the 4th and Harper in the 7th. Matt Wieters (.288) went 2-for-4, scoring a run. Jayson Werth (.275) stole his 4th base of the season. Anthony Rendon (.284) took a HR break but did hit a double in the first inning. Ryan Zimmerman and Daniel Murphy were not in the lineup, replaced by Adam Lind at 1B and Wilmer Difo at 2B.
Next – Padres Saturday at 4:05 PM (Star Wars Day): Stephen Strasburg (5-1, 3.28 ERA, 59 K) vs. Clayton Richard (3-5, 4.31 ERA, 45 K).
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