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Stras' sac bunt leads to high-fives for ... Max?

October 15, 2019

Max Scherzer, if you were somehow not aware, is an intense individual. He's intense when he's on the mound dealing for the Nationals. And he's also intense when he's in the dugout cheering on his teammates. A great example of this was on display in the bottom of the fourth

Max Scherzer, if you were somehow not aware, is an intense individual.

He's intense when he's on the mound dealing for the Nationals. And he's also intense when he's in the dugout cheering on his teammates. A great example of this was on display in the bottom of the fourth inning of NLCS Game 3 at Nationals Park.

Scherzer's rotationmate Stephen Strasburg had just advanced a runner to second base with a picture-perfect sacrifice bunt. As Strasburg headed back to the Nationals' dugout, Scherzer was waiting for him, wanting to deliver a congratulatory fist bump. Strasburg didn't notice Scherzer standing there, but Scherzer wasn't deterred -- he started walking down the dugout with his hand raised above his head, and his teammates and coaches provided him with several well-deserved high-fives.

Strasburg didn't only excel when it came to bunting in Game 3 -- he also struck out 12 and allowed just one unearned run over seven innings as the Nationals won, 8-1, to take a 3-0 lead in the NLCS. That effort, in fact, earned Strasburg a post-start group hug from Scherzer and two other teammates.