Will Texas Scherzer regain his honor against his former team?
The Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks clash to determine the best in the Major League Baseball (MLB) 2023 World Series, which is tightly contested with 1 win and 1 loss through the second game, and Game 3 will be held at Chase Field, Arizona’s home, on the 31st.
The player drawing the most attention in Game 3, which will be a watershed that will determine the direction of this series, is veteran right-hander Max Scherzer (40, photo), who will be Texas’ starting pitcher. Scherzer, who started his big league career in 2008 and is now in his 16th year, is considered by many to be the best right-handed pitcher in the sport. Arizona has a special meaning to him. This is because Scherzer was selected 11th overall in the 2006 rookie draft, and his big league debut was also in Arizona in 2008.굿모닝토토 도메인
However, Arizona traded Scherzer, a prospect who boasts a ‘light speed ball’ of up to 160 km/h, to the Detroit Tigers after the 2009 season. Since then, Scherzer has grown into the best pitcher in the big leagues. In 2013, he went 21-3, had an ERA of 2.90, and struck out 240 times, winning the American League Cy Young Award. In 2015, he moved to the Washington Nationals and won 2016 (20-7, 2.96 ERA, 284 strikeouts) and 2017 (2016). (16 wins, 6 losses, 2.51, 268 points) and also won the National League Cy Young Award for two consecutive years. In the fall of 2019, he showed off his strong side and led Washington to the World Series championship. His career records are 214 wins, 108 losses, an ERA of 3.15, and 3,367 strikeouts, making him a player who is certain to be a Hall of Famer.
Scherzer, who started this season with the New York Mets with a salary of $43.33 million, the highest in the big league, was traded to Texas in mid-season. There is only one reason why Texas recruited the highly paid Scherzer. It was a victory in the postseason.
However, Scherzer, who ended the regular season early due to a sprain in his right arm teres major, did not join the roster until the Division Series. Scherzer, who joined the team in the championship series against Houston after recovering from an injury, started in Game 3, but failed to live up to his name by allowing 5 runs in 4 innings. He also started in Game 7, where advancement to the World Series was at stake, but was shut out early after allowing 2 runs in 2.2 innings.
For Scherzer, Game 3 of the World Series on the 31st is an important game in which restoration of honor is at stake. The starting opponent is Brandon Port. Although he is a fledgling rookie, Port has pitched in 4 games this postseason and has an ERA of 2.70, which is much better than Scherzer. For Scherzer, it is a game in which not only the team’s first World Series win but also the player’s personal pride is at stake.
Attention is being paid to whether Scherzer will show a pitch worthy of his reputation against Arizona, his home team that helped him take his first steps as a major leaguer.