Nationals fans held their collective breath on Sunday when ace Max Scherzer took a line drive off his left knee in the fourth inning.
— TheRenderMLB (@TheRenderMLB) May 15, 2017
Michael Saunders ripped a liner that headed straight for the Cy Young’s knee. Scherzer immediately fell to the turf in pain. Trainers came out to attend to him for several minutes.
Fortunately, he was able to stay in the game after testing his injured knee. He even sprinted to third on a fly ball the next at bat.
But what was more miraculous was the fact, he returned in the fifth after surrendering two runs in the previous inning and taking the liner to pitch an immaculate inning.
Max Scherzer, Immaculate Inning (9 pitches/3Ks). pic.twitter.com/Zw4Ynt4f7b
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 15, 2017
He struck out all three batters on the absolute minimum of nine pitches. Very impressive and why Scherzer has the reputation of being tough as nails.