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Rangers Reaction: Max Scherzer looks strong in rehab start

(AP photo/Tony Gutierrez)

 

ARLINGTON — Max Scherzer might have given the Rangers something to chew on.

The three-time Cy Young winner allowed only a hit and a walk over four scoreless innings Sunday afternoon in Oklahoma City, where he was rehabbing from a nerve issue with Triple A Round Rock. Scherzer struck out five and threw an efficient 53 pitches.

The right-hander topped out at 94.8 mph and threw five different pitches. Baseball Savant had him throwing a sixth, a four-seam fastball, but only four. Technology is great, but that looks like a hiccup.

And, really, all the two-seamers seem like a hiccup. Scherzer has been a four-seam guy,  and it was the pitch he threw most last season. Maybe he was just working on stuff.

Anyhoo, the big numbers are the 53 and the 94.8.

Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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