Making his second start of the spring, right-hander Max Scherzer threw three scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out three batters, leading the Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the Astros on Wednesday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium.
Max Scherzer drew three called-third strikes within six batters in his second start of the spring on Wednesday against the Astros. His only baserunner of the day over three innings of work came on a ground ball through the left side by speedy Jose Altuve. All in all, it was another sign of Scherzer picking up where he left off last year.
Max Scherzer took the mound at Joker Marchant Stadium under a cloudless sky Friday afternoon, about as different as conditions could get compared to Michigan these days, and felt like the offseason had flown by.
Scherzer's improvements against lefties were a result of him adding a curve that he used more against left-handers than right. His BABIP and HR/FB might regress a bit this year, but if he continues to deploy the curve against lefties, he should maintain the gains he made last year. - Brett Talley