We’re running out of snubs as the result of subs. The latest: Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer has been added to the NL All-Star roster as a replacement for his teammate, Stephen Strasburg, who will not pitch in Tuesday’s All-Star Game due to him being scheduled to pitch tonight and thus won’t be on enough rest to pitch on Tuesday.
Scherzer is no stranger to the All-Star Game. It’s his fourth in a row. He was the American League’s starting pitcher at the 2013 All-Star Game. This has not been his greatest season — he’s set a pretty high bar for himself — but he’s still one of the better pitchers in the NL and he’s striking out guys to beat the band. In 18 starts this season he’s 9-6 with a 3.21 ERA and a Major League-best 155 strikeouts in 120.2 innings pitched against 32 walks. On May 11 he tied a Major League record with 20 strikeouts in his start against the Detroit Tigers.
He’s a big star. He deserves to be an All-Star.