WASHINGTON — Anibal Sanchez, not Max Scherzer, would be the Washington Nationals’ beginning pitcher for Sport three of their NL Division Sequence towards the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Nationals introduced the swap Sunday morning, lower than 9 hours earlier than the sport is scheduled to start.
Scherzer initially had been the pitcher Washington mentioned could be on the mound Sunday within the tied collection.
However that plan was thrown into query after Scherzer got here on in aid in Sport 2 and struck out all three batters he confronted in Washington’s Four-2 victory at Los Angeles on Friday night time.
Sanchez went 11-Eight with a three.85 ERA this season, his first with the Nationals.
He’s 2-5 with a three.12 ERA in Eight earlier postseason appearances for Detroit and Atlanta. He began one recreation of final 12 months’s NLDS between the Braves and Dodgers, permitting three runs in Four 2/three innings and taking the loss for Atlanta.