After a rocky first inning in which Scherzer allowed two runs– a Raburn throwing error helped the Indians out– he got his shit together and managed to pitch into the sixth inning.
It didn’t look very good in the beginning. Scherzer was getting hit hard and even the outs were loud and scary. Thankfully, those two first inning runs were the only runs the Indians would get, as Scherzer and three relievers combined for the 6-2 victory.
Valverde did make it a little interesting in the ninth, but after he got the leadoff walk out of his system, he locked the game down. In a non-save situation, but still.
I’m interested to see if they talked to Scherzer after the game and whether he made any specific adjustments after the first inning.
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