Max-imum effort: Scherzer, Nats wiggle to win Series opener

October 22nd, 2019

He could have been Mad Max on a night his best was missing. As the Houston Astros kept clawing within one big hit of a comeback, Scherzer and the Nationals just held on. Scherzer got through five innings of Max-imum effort for a 5-4 victory in Tuesday night's opener, becoming the first pitcher to win a World Series game for a Washington team since Earl Whitehill against the New York Giants in 1933.