Max Scherzer relieved Gio Gonzalez in Game 5 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Scherzer has a 4-4 postseason record after a no-decision in Game 3, but he never won a game in the National League playoffs.
If he guides the Nationals to the NLCS, it will be the first time in franchise history that they have won a playoff series.
He signed a seven-year, $210 million contract with the Nationals, the largest in the team’s history and the second-highest ever for a pitcher behind Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
When David Price signed with the Red Sox in the 2016/2016 offseason, he surpassed Scherzer but not Kershaw.
Max Scherzer Religion: Is Dodgers Baseball Player Jewish?
Fans frequently misunderstand the name Max Scherzer to mean that the Nationals pitcher is Jewish, making him one of only nine Jewish players in the Major Leagues in 2016. Scherzer was even classified as Jewish in a 2012 story in The Jewish Journal newspaper.
Last Year in 2020, a Washington Post article was published according to it, Scherzer is not Jewish.
In truth, the name Scherzer is of German origin, and it could refer to a family whose ancestors came from Scherz, a small Swiss town.
In addition to his exceptional pitching ability, Scherzer has another unique feature; he was born with heterochromia iridium, a genetic disease that causes each eye to be different. Scherzer has two eyes, one blue and one brown.
Max Scherzer Wife And Children Details
Max Scherzer is married to Erica May Scherzer.
They’ve been married for the past eight years. They began dating in 2005 when the MLB legend met his wife while studying at the University of Missouri.
Erica also pitched for the University Baseball club during her time at the university.
She is an animal rights activist who also helps victims of human trafficking. Nats for Masks is a couple’s effort that offers masks and relief to low-income populations in the Washington Metropolitan Area.
On May 2, 2021, Erica gave birth to their first son, Derek Alexander. He was born just hours before the Nationals pitcher defeated the Miami Marlins in a game.
Max and Erica also have two lovely daughters, Brooklyn Scherzer and Kacey Scherzer.