First impressions of Rangers’ Max Scherzer: Gritty, gamer, talker
(AP photo/Michael Ainsworth)
ARLINGTON — The Rangers debut of Max Scherzer was headed in the same direction of previous big-time trade acquisitions Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels.
The Rangers lost the left-handers’ debut in 2010 and 2015. Lee allowed six runs in a complete game, and Hamels gave up five in 7 2/3 innings.
Scherzer allowed three runs Thursday afternoon before he recorded his third out. After two innings, he was at 52 pitches.
“I was laboring,” he said.
But that doesn’t mean he was pitching poorly against the White Sox.