Max Scherzer ‘Not Concerned’ After Leaving Game Over Tweaked Hamstring

The Washington Nationals lost Max Scherzer after just one inning in Wednesday’s game against the New York Mets, though observers weren’t entirely sure why.

The righty allowed one hit, one earned run and one walk before exiting. But what exactly happened to the Nats ace?

Well the news is out, and it’s not as bad as some might have feared.

Scherzer said he tweaked his hamstring Tuesday, and did the same thing before his start against the Toronto Blue Jays, per The Athletic’s Britt Ghiroli.

He said he “made a decision to leave the game (Wednesday) because it was the smart decision,” per WUSA’s Sharla McBride.

Phew.

Hopefully, this is just a minor setback for the star pitcher.

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