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Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer has been placed on the 10-day Injured List (retroactive July 26) thanks to a mild rhomboid strain and therefore the team has recalled Erick Fedde from Double-A Harrisburg. This injury comes at an inopportune time for the Nats as they are about to take on the Atlanta Braves, who are currently leading the NL East. The Nats are in second place, 5 and a half games now behind the Braves.
According to Nationals.com, "Scherzer’s injury interrupted what had been a historic run and almost certainly the best of his career. He won NL Pitcher of the Month honors in June following one the best months in perhaps two decades. In a nine-start stretch from May 22 to July 6, Scherzer, who turned 35 on Saturday, went 7-0 with a 0.84 ERA and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 94/9."
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