The Washington Nationals will now have four National League All-Stars instead of three as starting pitcher Max Scherzer was named as a replacement. He will join teammates Trea Turner, Kyle Schwarber and Juan Soto at the storied event set to take place on Tuesday night at Coors Field.
Scherzer was one of four NL pitching replacements announced on Saturday. This will be his eighth All-Star game appearance, which have all come since 2013. The veteran starter is now able to add another accolade to his acclaimed 14-year career that started all the way back in 2008.
The Nationals would not be where they are right now without the dominance of Scherzer out on the mound. The three-time Cy Young winner has posted a 2.66 ERA and 0.88 WHIP across 17 starts this season. Overall, he owns a 7-4 record to go along with 134 strikeouts in 98.0 innings pitched.
With a number of pitchers opting out of participating in the All-Star game this year, Scherzer is almost a lock to see some action. However, he is most likely more focused on winning regular-season games with the Nationals as the team sits 5.5 games back of first place in the NL East.
All things considered, Washington fans have to be happy to see Scherzer get recognized for another great season. Scherzer and the National League are currently a -120 moneyline favorite in the All-Star game this year, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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