Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer left was forced to leave Wednesday's start against the New York Mets after one inning of work because he tweaked his hamstring, according to Britt Ghiroli of The Athletic.
Scherzer said he did the same thing prior to his previous start against the Toronto Blue Jays.
He opened the game by walking Brandon Nimmo and a single to Michael Conforto. He ultimately allowed one earned run and registered a lone strikeout.
There was some doubt surrounding Scherzer's availability to start in the first place, according to Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post.
Still, the 36-year-old isn't concerned that it will sideline him for long.
Nationals manager Davey Martinez was less certain about Scherzer's prognosis.
"I'm assuming if everything goes well, he might be back out there for his next start," Martinez said, according to Ghiroli.
Right-hander Erick Fedde replaced Scherzer in the second. Fedde allowed one run on three hits and three walks over three innings of work in the 3-1 loss.
Scherzer made a couple of trips to the injured list in 2019 with back and shoulder issues.
The 36-year-old was making his third start of the season. Entering the contest, he was 0-1 with a 2.84 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings.