Max Scherzer's long at-bat was probably not the pitchers' duel Clayton Kershaw was expecting
In the first inning of the Dodgers' 4-3 win over the Nationals in Game 1 of the NLDS,
So who was the hero who would hopefully knock in a run? Who, with two outs recorded, was about to write his name in the Book of Clutch? Was it postseason hero
But just because you're a pitcher doesn't mean you can't contribute at the plate. Lo and behold, Scherzer made Kershaw work for the out, putting together an eight-pitch at-bat.
Scherzer ultimately popped out to Seager, ending the inning, but Kershaw exited the game after the fifth, having thrown a total of 101 pitches. Scherzer may not have gotten a run in, but he certainly contributed to chasing Kersh.
Tune in for Saturday's Game 2 at 4 p.m. ET on FS1 to see if the Nats can even things up.