Why Max Scherzer wore Justin Verlander’s glove
I didn’t have a close-up look from the press box at U.S. Cellular Field, since the televisions in the booths weren’t working, but the sight of Justin Verlander’s name on Max Scherzer’s glove apparently hit social media fairly quickly.
Scherzer confirmed he had Verlander’s glove. Basically, it was best-fitting glove he could find once he realized just before he took the field to warm up that he had forgotten to pack his own glove yesterday at Comerica Park.
That was a first for him. He described it as panic attack, trying on teammates’ gloves from Collin Balester to Rick Porcello to others.
“I was panicking, like, ‘Whose glove am I going to use,’” Scherzer said. “Verlander’s was the closest to mine. Even then, it wasn’t even comfortable pitching today.”
Don’t let the results make you believe he’s going to try it again. Scherzer said his glove is on its way from Detroit and is expected in Chicago on Saturday.