Max Scherzer is one of the most intimidating men in baseball.
The three-time Cy Younger award-winner is notoriously fiery on the mound. We’re talking about a guy who will literally growl as he prepares to fire his next pitch, which can be quite disconcerting for hitters.
But even the baddest dudes can fall victim to some tough luck, which is exactly what happened to Scherzer on Tuesday Night. The Washington Nationals ace was practicing his bunting when a foul ball inexplicably jumped off his own bat and smashed him in the face:
The incident left Scherzer with a broken nose and a black eye. But, Mad Max being Mad Max, he started the very next day despite looking like he’d been on the losing end of a bar fight:
Scherzer then proceeded to throw 117 pitches en route to seven shutout innings and 10 strikeouts.