WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start in Game 5 of the World Series because of spasms near his neck.
Washington manager Dave Martinez made the announcement 3½ hours before the first pitch Sunday night.READ MORE: National Cathedral Names Artist To Replace Confederate Windows With Racial Justice Imagery
Joe Ross was scheduled to start in place of Scherzer. Gerrit Cole starts for Houston, with the Series tied 2-2.
Martinez said Scherzer felt the spasm near his neck and trapezius muscle on his right side Saturday and woke up Sunday and texted the team trainer that “he was really hurting.”READ MORE: Ravens Player Tests Positive For COVID-19, Reports Say
Martinez said Scherzer was “locked up” and “he was in a bad place.”
“He’s very upset,” Martinez said.MORE NEWS: Maryland OKs COVID-19 Booster Shots For 'Anyone Who Needs One'
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