Scherzer (8-5) was charged with two unearned runs on two hits and one walk over eight innings in a loss to the Marlins on Wednesday. He struck out 11. His slider looked as devastating as ever for most of the afternoon and Scherzer flirted with his third career no-hitter, but it was not to be. A.J. Ellis broke up the no-no in the eighth, and the lead was gone shortly thereafter following an error and a wild pitch. It was a disappointing outcome for fantasy owners, but Scherzer continues to perform at an elite level -- even better than the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw to this point.
Scherzer (8-4) struck out 10 over eight innings Friday, allowing one run on four hits and two walks, in a 7-2 win over the Mets. He struggled to find his release point early, hitting batters with pitches in each of the first two innings, but by the fourth Scherzer was back in his usual dominant form and seemed headed for a shutout until Jose Reyes led off the bottom of the eighth with a solo homer. The right-hander has now fanned double-digit batters in five straight starts and eight in total this year, and delivered quality starts in 12 of 14 outings so far. Scherzer will next take the mound Wednesday in Miami.
Scherzer (7-4) took the loss during the Nationals' 5-1 loss to the Rangers on Sunday, despite giving up just two earned runs on three hits with 10 strikeouts over 7.1 innings. With his fourth strikeout of the game, Scherzer reached the 2,000-strikeout milestone, becoming the 80th pitcher in MLB history to reach that mark and the third-fastest behind Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson. Over his last four starts (32 innings), Scherzer has been charged for just four runs and has struck out 48. He did, however, have his winning streak of three snapped Sunday.
Scherzer (7-3) allowed one unearned run on three hits and two walks while striking out 14 in seven innings during Tuesday's win over the Dodgers. The first nine outs he recorded came via strikeout, as Scherzer fanned double-digit batters for the third straight start and sixth time this season. Last year's NL Cy Young Award winner is putting up even better numbers so far in 2017, and he'll next face the Rangers at home Sunday.
Scherzer (6-3) allowed only one run on five hits while striking out 11 in Wednesday's complete-game win over the Giants. He's now racked up double-digit strikeouts in four of his last starts, giving him an NL-leading 100 K's on the season. Scherzer is on track for his third straight season with a sub-3.00 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP, and he'll next take the mound Tuesday on the road against the Dodgers.
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