The Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks are currently playing game three of the World Series. Max Scherzer started this game, worked three scoreless innings, and was set to go deep into a game Texas needs to win. Texas struck first in this game with three runs in the third, highlighted by a Corey Seager two-run home run. Scherzer came back with a scoreless third inning.
Then in the fourth as he attempted to come back to the mound he started to limp towards the mound. He threw a warmup pitch and immediately called for the trainer. Chris Young was shown on the broadcast signaling that Scherzer was done after what he saw. Scherzer was removed and the team is calling it back tightness.
What caused the injury to Max Scherzer?
Scherzer was hit in the lower back on a 92.6mph ground ball off the bat of Alek Thomas. It deflected off of his lower back and right into the bare hand of Josh Jung who threw Thomas out at first. Scherzer grimaced a little, but did come back and pitch one more inning. His back must have tightened up between the third and fourth inning.
It will likely will not be known until after the game what this means for Scherzer's availability the rest of the series. We will update this with any information that comes through after the game.