Washington's Max Scherzer (neck) scratched, Joe Ross to start in Game 5

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer (neck) will not start in Game 5's matchup against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Joe Ross will take the mound with Scherzer unable to start due to neck spasms. Expect Ross to be somewhat limited after throwing two scoreless innings on Friday.

In 4.2 postseason career innings pitched, Ross has produced a 7.71 ERA and 3 strikeouts.

Source: Todd Dybas