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Max Scherzer Shreds Astros In Dodgers Debut

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Less than a week ago, the Dodgers turned the baseball world upside down with a blockbuster trade that landed them Max Scherzer and Trea Turner. Yesterday, Scherzer made his debut in Dodger blue at home against the Astros to the tune of seven innings, one run, and ten punch outs.

Take that, Houston.

Scherzer already got his revenge by being part of the 2019 Washington Nationals World Series winning team, but this had to feel good anyway. Known cheaters stuck facing one of the game’s best right-handed arms in their return to Dodgers Stadium? It all turned out beautifully. Dodgers won 7-5, and Jose Altuve had four strikeouts.

That last part felt good to write. Because honestly, we can’t stand that guy.

Max Scherzer and the Dodgers are likely to prevail in the National League this year after their sudden editions, so at least their superiority helped us feel some revenge over the Astros who got off scot free. We’d much rather commissioner Rob Manfred do his job and strip the Astros of their 2017 World Series title, though. Dare I say we just saw a World Series preview?

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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      • Ok, so its a 1-1series. That work? Also, Astros +150, Blue Jays +111 as of today. Not the same.

        Known cheaters…you mean scapegoats from a whole league that had been cheating since video replay rooms were allowed. Redsox = No punishment, Yankees Apple watches = No punishment, Kansas City Royals = No punishment, Colorado Rockies = No punishment, and yes the Dodgers have been implicated as well from multiple sources.

        Everyone knows what Altuve has done late in games this year. Game 3 in the Bronx a couple mths back, and a walk off slam against the Rangers. When Jansen was 3-0 with Altuve next, Dodgers were worried.

      • Getting shutout doesn’t win games, either. McCullers shredded the Dodgers, I believe he struck out 10 as well, but I’m sure he must have cheated somehow, right? But that doesn’t fit your narrative, so you conveniently ignore it, Gary. Oh, and let me know when Bellinger gets over .200, will you? I wonder why he suddenly is no longer a major league hitter? At least Altuve is hitting over .270 with 24 homers–now tell me again who benefitted more from sign stealing?

  1. Probably should talk to you pops a little about what does and doesn’t go on and has gone on in MLB before you spout off, especially when it comes to cheating. Otherwise, i really have been enjoying your articles. And whether you have some bone to pick with the Astros or not, probably time to go ahead and move on, becoming kind of tiresome.

    • Astro’s kinda did it to themselves man. Out of all the teams you just mentioned the stros were the most flamboyantly arrogant. Plus, you didn’t hear much from the Sox when they got caught because they kept there mouths shut.

      With Houston the coverup was almost as bad as the crime. Every player, executive, even the owner, kept spouting the same stupid message that insulted everyone’s intelligence… they’re lucky MLB didn’t really dive into Jose’s jersey issue too.

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