Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Scherzer told him, "Expect me to pitch," according to Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post. Martinez also revealed that the six-time All-Star has a black right eye and that he isn't sure if he'll want to wear a mask on the mound.
The right-hander sustained the injury while attempting to lay down a bunt Tuesday. The baseball ended up hitting him in the face after deflecting off his bat and he subsequently left the field with the team's medical staff.
Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, has a 2.81 ERA with a career-high 12.3 K/9 rate in 15 starts for Washington this season.