(106.7 THE FAN) Wait... what inning is it again?
You see, the big league pitcher totally forgot what inning it was. (See kiddos, it even happens to the big leaguers, too!)
Fortunately for the Nationals, Scherzer wasn't pitching. And better still, he wasn't even in the game at the time of his brain malfunction.
Luckily, Scherzer was just cheering on his teammates in the bottom of the 8th inning. Yes, the 8th inning. That is eight of nine, for those keeping score at home.
With the score tied in the last of the 8th and one out and Adam Eaton on base, Anthony Rendon laced a double to the gap. Eaton, flying around the bases, would come into score with a huge dive. And there went Mad Max.
The Nats would go on to score two more on a Howie Kendrick double to nail down a 5-2 win to improve their record to 47-42 at the All-Star break.
After the game, with his phone in front of everybody, Scherzer gave play-by-play, according to The Washington Post.
“And he’s coming home. There’s the winning run,” Scherzer said calmly, “We win . . .”
“And,” he said mockingly, “it’s the eighth inning.”