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Photos: Max Scherzer Pitching With A Horrifying Black Eye Tonight

max scherzer in the nats dugout

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 14: Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals looks on from the dugout against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning at Nationals Park on June 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)

Washington Nationals star pitcher Max Scherzer will be taking the mound with three different kinds of eyes against the Philadelphia Phillies tonight.

Scherzer, who has a condition known as heterochromia iridum, has one blue eye and one brown eye. Tonight, he's also rocking a black eye.

The three-time Cy Young winner is sporting a horrific-looking black eye after taking a ball to the face in batting practice on Tuesday evening.

Scherzer, 34, suffered a broken nose and a bruised eye when a baseball ricocheted off his bat and into his face during bunting practice.

Tonight, Scherzer will be starting against the division rival Phillies, looking as intimidating as ever.

Here's a closer look, courtesy of MASN analyst F.P. Santangelo.

Scherzer took the ball of his face during batting practice on Tuesday evening. He was taken to the hospital and his status for tonight's game was briefly in doubt. Unsurprisingly, the fierce Scherzer was adamant about pitching tonight.

The Nationals beat the Phillies, 6-2, in the first game of the double header earlier this afternoon.

First pitch for tonight's Washington-Philadelphia game is set for 7:05 p.m. E.T.