WATCH: Scherzer forgets inning, celebrates win too early

Max Scherzer celebrates Nationals win a bit too early.
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By 106.7 The Fan

Wait... what inning is it again?

Washington Nationals ace and future Hall of Famer (and no, it is not too early to say that) Max Scherzer had a bit of a nightmare Sunday at the ballpark. 

You see, the big league pitcher totally forgot what inning it was. (See kiddos, it even happens to the big leaguers, too!)

Fortunately for the Nationals, Scherzer wasn't pitching. And better still, he wasn't even in the game at the time of his brain malfunction.

Luckily, Scherzer was just cheering on his teammates in the bottom of the 8th inning. Yes, the 8th inning. That is eight of nine, for those keeping score at home. 
With the score tied in the last of the 8th and one out and Adam Eaton on base, Anthony Rendon laced a double to the gap. Eaton, flying around the bases, would come into score with a huge dive. And there went Mad Max.

Can't knock the H U S T L E@AdamSpankyEaton // #OnePursuit pic.twitter.com/AJbTWhVax4

— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) July 7, 2019

Max Scherzer running on the field to congratulate Eaton (because he thought it was a walkoff...it was the 8th inning).Then being stopped by Strasburg after Kendrick's 2 run double in the 8th. -- pic.twitter.com/Kmz4pJxYCU

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) July 7, 2019

Scherzer thought it was a walk-off.it was the 8th inning -- pic.twitter.com/3tliSxIx1q

— Danny (@recordsANDradio) July 7, 2019

Max Scherzer thinking it was a walkoff when Eaton scored the go-ahead run in the bottom of the 8th is one of my favorite things so far this year. He ran out, was so fired up and ready to celebrate.......and then realized he was the only guy out there other than Eaton.

— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) July 7, 2019

Eaton had no idea what Scherzer was doing and just walked right by him pic.twitter.com/gYNf9sFdRw

— Danny (@recordsANDradio) July 7, 2019

The Nats would go on to score two more on a Howie Kendrick double to nail down a 5-2 win to improve their record to 47-42 at the All-Star break.

After the game, with his phone in front of everybody, Scherzer gave play-by-play, according to The Washington Post.

“And he’s coming home. There’s the winning run,” Scherzer said calmly, “We win . . .”

“And,” he said mockingly, “it’s the eighth inning.”

Oooops. 

Oh, well. 

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