Nationals ace Max Scherzer exited Wednesday's game versus the Mets at Nationals Park after only a single inning of work. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Nationals ace Max Scherzer leaves game vs. Mets after one inning

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer exited Wednesday's game versus the New York Mets at Nationals Park after only a single inning of work.

The Nationals didn't immediately announce the reason for Scherzer's early departure.

The 36-year-old with three Cy Young Awards on his resume walked Brandon Nimmo to begin Wednesday's outing. Scherzer then surrendered a hit to Michael Conforto before getting Pete Alonso to strike out.

Dominic Smith drove home the game's first run on a sacrifice fly.

Scherzer began the evening with a record of 0-1 and a 2.84 ERA. His loss came to the New York Yankees on Opening Day back on July 23. 

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