- The Washington Times - Monday, May 18, 2020

Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout has big praise for Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer

During a video chat on Instagram for Nike Golf, the three-time MVP told pro golfer Brooks Koepka that Scherzer is the best pitcher he has ever faced in his career, calling the 35-year-old “nasty.”

Trout, regarded as the best player in Major League Baseball, recalled the showdown the two had during the 2018 All-Star Game at Nationals Park. Scherzer had struck out the first two batters on six pitchers, and then the two battled, with Trout drawing a walk on an eight-pitch at-bat. 

“I gotta say Scherzer, man,” Trout said. “I was happy when he left to the National League.” 

Scherzer left the Detroit Tigers and signed with the Nationals in 2015. 

Scherzer has faced Trout for 16 at-bats throughout his career, striking out the eight-time All-Star 10 times. Trout has just a .188 batting average against Scherzer with one home run.


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