Best matchup
Pitching matchups for Tuesday MLB games
Best matchup: Max Scherzer vs. Trent Thorton
Nationals starter Max Scherzer got off to a rough start in 2021 but has picked things up since then. Scherzer’s BABIP is .200 and his LOB% is 100 through 25 innings pitched over four starts. He’s tallied at least nine strikeouts in three of his starts this year and hasn’t given up a run in his last 13 innings. Blue Jays starter Trent Thorton doesn’t have any quality starts this season, but has been extremely effective in short bursts. He’s appeared in six games and given up two runs in 9 2⁄3 innings. Can he continue to perform at a high level in the first start of his age-27 season? We’re about to find out.