As soon as you MAYBE started letting yourself dream about the REMOTE chance that the Cubs could make a huge rental trade in the weeks ahead, something awful maybe happens to the best possible option on the market. Lots of maybes and possibles and such in there, so keep the reactions small for now.
For a lot of reasons – including, hey, just his own health – I hope this is uber precautionary, and he was just feeling something a little off:
Oh man. Max Scherzer threw one pitch, didn't like how it felt and the Nationals will need their bullpen for the rest of this night. Not good at all.
— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) June 11, 2021
Not sure what happened but Max Scherzer has left this one early. pic.twitter.com/Bas81EL1C0
— Justin Groc (@jgroc) June 11, 2021
Max Scherzer just left the game after 12 pitches. He threw a warmup pitch and left the mound wincing in pain.
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) June 11, 2021
Please be OK, Max Scherzer. For yourself, and so that we can keep dreaming.