National Ace Max Scherzer left his start on Wednesday-evening. the Mets after one inning in Washington. The team did not immediately say why he was removed.
Erick Fedde started the second inning after warming up in the bottom of the 1st.
Scherzer allowed only one run in his outing, after a sacrifice fly by Dominic Smith, but his fastball was only in the range of 92-94 mph. According to Fangraphs, his average fastball this season was 94.8 mph.
Washington was already a starter with Stephen Strasburg who was taking care of a nerve problem in his pitching hand.
Fedde has pitched in two games this season as the Nats’ number 5 starter, allowing three earned runs in 7 1/3 innings.