The American media reported today (14th) that Max Scherzer, a right-handed veteran pitcher for the American Professional Baseball (MLB) Texas Rangers, is overcoming pain in his right shoulder and preparing to play in the American League Championship Series (ALCS, 4 wins out of 7).안전놀이터
Scherzer hurried to return after doing pitcher and fielding training (PFP) at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on this day.
“I only do PFP twice a year, once during spring training and once before the postseason,” Scherzer said after practice. “I’ve done everything I can check. I feel good. I’m ready to pitch.” He said.
The Texas team has not yet released the list of ALCS players, but if the OK sign is given after the final examination, Scherzer will head to Houston, Texas, where the first game of the ALCS will be held.
Scherzer ended the regular season early in mid-September due to muscle pain in his right arm and subsequent shoulder pain.
Scherzer, who moved from the New York Mets to Texas mid-season and fell short of expectations with 4 wins, 2 losses and an ERA of 3.20, has an opportunity to regain his honor in fall baseball.
As Texas, which started the postseason as a wild card, defeated the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles in succession and advanced to the ALCS for the first time in 12 years with a five-game winning streak, Scherzer, who won the Cy Young Award three times, the highest honor for a pitcher, finally got a chance to live up to his name. .
Scherzer has been practicing pitching even while on the injured list, and recently started his return by completing bullpen pitching and live pitching with the batter standing up, followed by defensive training.
MLB.com predicted that when Scherzer joins the ALCS starting rotation, he will play as the third starter following Jordan Montgomery and Nathan Evoldi.
Texas will play the ALCS against last year’s World Series champions, the Houston Astros, starting on the 16th for a spot in the World Series.