Max Scherzer expects to make his next start

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Max Scherzer left last night’s game against the Marlins after just one inning due to neck discomfort. While that caused some Nats fans to freak out for a few minutes, it turns out he’s OK.

In fact, the Nats are saying that Scherzer will be able to make his next scheduled start, no problem:

“It’s just day by day with this thing,” Scherzer said. “This isn’t an injury where I crashed or did something stupid. . . . I slept on it wrong. Sometimes you wake up in the morning and you have a crick in your neck. That’s what it is. I’ve had this in the past.”

Scherzer, the likely NL Cy Young Award winner, barring anything crazy happening, is 12-5 with a 2.21 ERA and an astounding 201/36 K/BB ratio in 146.1 innings this year.