You can't knock the enthusiasm of Max Scherzer rushing out of the dugout to celebrate a win an inning early
If you read this, Max Scherzer, don't worry about it. I totally understand where you were coming from.
In the eighth inning of the Nats' 5-2 win over the Royals on Sunday afternoon, Adam Eaton scored the go-ahead run on a double by Anthony Rendon. Eaton scored the run by blazing around the bases to give the Nats a 3-2 lead, showing off some serious speed in the process:
BUT. There's a "but" in this story, and it's great. Watching the play unfold, Scherzer bolted from the Nats dugout to celebrate the run, because he thought it was the ninth inning and thus a walk-off. But it was the eighth inning.
Can you really blame Scherzer for this, though? He just pitched a gem on Saturday, the Nats are riding high as they head into the All-Star break and he now gets to enjoy a few days as an All-Star in Cleveland (though he won't partake in the game, due to a back issue).
The man is the picture of excitement at the moment, and that's before even mentioning that he and his wife welcomed a daughter into the world just a few days ago:
Kacey Hart 💕— Erica Scherzer (@emaysway) July 5, 2019
7/4/19, 8:51am, 7lbs 14oz, 20in pic.twitter.com/ezrZbkFzQV
So ... yeah. The man has reasons to be excited, and they all worked together to push him over the top on Sunday.
Never change, Max.
Adrian Garro joined MLB.com in 2016. Throughout his travels, both Bartolo Colon and Vin Scully have placed their hands on his shoulders. Not at the same time, though. That'd be amazing.