MLB World Reacts To Max Scherzer’s Dodgers Debut

MLB: AUG 04 Astros at Dodgers

MLB: AUG 04 Astros at Dodgers

Veteran right-hander Max Scherzer got off to a picture-perfect start in his Dodgers debut Wednesday night.

Scherzer took the mound for Los Angeles for the first time on Wednesday since the Dodgers acquired him from the Nationals last Friday. He was brilliant. The 37-year-old went seven full innings, allowed just five hits and two earned runs and struck out 10 batters against a very good Houston Astros lineup. The Dodgers got a 7-5 win in the process.

The best part of Scherzer’s performance was his success against Jose Altuve, who’s become one of baseball’s biggest villains. He struck out the 31-year-old each of the three times he faced him. Dodgers fans gave Scherzer a well-deserved standing ovation following his impressive performance.

“You live for this,” Scherzer said after the game, via “You live to pitch in front of 50,000 people going nuts.”

The Dodgers’ 1-2 punch with Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw is as dangerous as ever, as are the Dodgers. They’re primed for another World Series run given their ridiculously-talented pitching staff and another excellent batting lineup.

It’s safe to say Dodgers fans were impressed with Scherzer’s debut.

Dodgers fans already loved Max Scherzer since the team acquired him from the Nationals last week. Throw in the fact he struck out Jose Altuve three times and you’ve got yourself a memorable debut.

We have a feeling this won’t be the only time Scherzer gets a curtain call from Dodgers fans this season.

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