Max Scherzer scratched from Game 6 of NLCS


For the second time in three years, Max Scherzer has been scratched from a key October start.

Jorge Castillo of The Los Angeles Times reports that Scherzer won't make his scheduled start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NLCS "because of arm fatigue concerns."

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Given that the team hasn't officially confirmed the news yet -- though Scherzer's scheduled Zoom press conference Friday night didn't take place, per Castillo -- we don't know who will pitch in Game 6 for the Dodgers. As the series shifts back to Atlanta, the Dodgers are down 3-2, and facing elimination at the hands of the Braves.

Acquired by the Dodgers ahead of the trade deadline, Scherzer has proven to be an excellent addition for the defending World Series Champions. The three-time Cy Young Award winner went 7-0 with a 1.98 ERA in 11 regular season starts after being traded to the Dodgers. Scherzer, now 37, has a 2.16 ERA in 16 2/3 innings this postseason, including coming on for the save against the San Francisco Giants in Game 5 of th