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Scherzer Breaks Nose, MLB Scolds Umpires Union and More

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Nationals ace and four-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer had a bunting mishap during batting practice yesterday — but he’ll still be pitching with a broken nose. Whether Manny Machado has to sit out a game for his suspension rides on an appeal after an altercation with an umpire. If the umpires’ union had anything to say about it, it would have been more than that. Elsewhere, Giancarlo Stanton finally returned for the Yankees, and the White Sox’s Eloy Jimenez beat the the team that traded him away a couple of years ago.

Ouch, Max. But pitchers are tough (or at least this one is), so he won’t miss a start.

Pretty aggressive of the Umpires Association to tweet this out. Imagine if players or managers did the same about umpires. The MLB later called the tweet “inappropriate.”

Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-4 in his season debut, but much like Edwin Encarnacion the night before, bigger and more powerful contributions are surely coming.

The game-winning homer in the White Sox-Cubs crosstown series opener came from Eloy Jimenez, who was traded as a top prospect from the Cubs to the White Sox two years ago.

Speaking of the White Sox, they’ve become the first team to announce plans to extend protective netting for fans all the way from foul pole to foul pole.


• Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer to start despite broken nose | Associated Press

• MLB, umps union spar over Machado suspension |

• Finally back from injury, Giancarlo Stanton needs to prove his worth to Yankees in October | Yahoo Sports

• Jimenez, traded by Cubs, wins it for ChiSox in 9th |
• White Sox will become first MLB team to extend protective netting all the way to the foul poles | CBS Sports

Written by GMS staff report

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