Dodgers fans have got to love what they have seen out of Max Scherzer so far. Making his third start with Los Angeles on Sunday, Max battled through defensive miscues and tossed 6 solid innings when they really needed it from him.
Even Dave Roberts noted that it was more like 7 shutout innings from Scherzer given the lack of defense behind him. But the Dodgers took the game swept the Mets in the 3-game set behind Max’s great outing.
After the game, Max was once again asked about the relationship with batterymate Will Smith. And once again, Scherzer had some of the highest praise imaginable for the young catcher.
It’s just going to keep evolving and obviously keep getting better as we continue to get more on the same page. He does a great job of framing that low pitch, and it’s real easy to throw it to him. He does a great job of framing it too. He’s excellent behind the plate, really enjoy throwing to him and it’s only going to get better.
Aside from what Smith does with the bat for the Dodgers, his defensive prowess often gets overlooked. That was a little easier to do with a few miscues this weekend behind the plate. But he has greatly improved his framing and seems to work very well with Scherzer early on.
The Dodgers are always hesitant to say that a pitcher prefers a certain catcher, but Smith is the main guy behind the dish. It’s very important that these 2 guys continue to grow this relationship and carry it into October.