Scherzer (15-6) was credited with the win Tuesday against the Braves. He allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven over seven innings. Scherzer pounded the strike zone Tuesday, throwing 83 of his 112 pitches for strikes in the Nationals' 4-2 win. It was a reassuring bounceback performance by the former Cy Young winner, who allowed seven runs over six innings in a start against the Braves just six days ago. With his seven strikeouts Tuesday, Scherzer became the fourth major-league pitcher to record four straight 250-plus strikeout seasons. The last pitcher to achieve that lofty milestone was Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez (1997-2000). Scherzer will take a 2.59 ERA into his upcoming Sunday start against the Phillies.
Scherzer (14-6) took the loss after allowing seven runs on seven hits and six walks over six innings Wednesday against the Braves. He struck out seven batters. Scherzer was sharp through six innings, allowing two runs and striking out seven batters on 97 pitches, before he ran into a wall in the seventh frame. He faced five batters; after issuing three straight walks and allowing a two-run single, Scherzer intentionally walked Freddie Freeman to load the bases. He then handed the ball off to Brandon Kintzler, who subsequently conceded a grand slam, adding another three earned runs onto Scherzer's line. According to Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post, manager Dusty Baker said the game plan was to allow his ace to pitch past 110 pitches in order to help build his stamina for the postseason, which explains why the 33-year-old was left in despite walking more batters in a row than he ever has before. "We were thinking long run instead of short run," Baker said after the contest. While the plan may have helped Scherzer in the long run, it hurt his fantasy owners; the seven runs and six walks allowed were each season highs for him, and his ERA jumped nearly 0.30 points following the outing, though it still sits at a shiny 2.59 through 184.1 innings this season. His next start will come on an extra day of rest -- which is part of the reason why he pushed himself -- Tuesday against the Braves.
Scherzer (14-5) allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven across six innings to earn the victory Friday against the Phillies. Scherzer gave up a three-run homer in the first inning, but settled down well while the Nationals offense gave him plenty of run support, leading to his 14th victory of the campaign. Despite the mediocre outing, he continues to be a fantasy ace, as evidenced by his 2.32 ERA. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Braves.
Scherzer (calf) has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Friday's game against the Phillies, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. Scherzer exited his last outing with a bruised calf after being struck by a liner, but the ace has been cleared to make his next start on schedule after tossing a pain-free bullpen session Wednesday. The 33-year-old was never too worried about the issue, and he should be deployed confidently in all formats as he toes the rubber against the Phillies on Friday. Scherzer owns an impressive 2.19 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 232:43 K:BB across 172.1 innings this season.
Scherzer (calf) was able to throw a bullpen Wednesday prior to his expected start against the Phillies on Friday, Chelsea Janes of MLB.com reports. All signs point to Scherzer taking the mound Friday following a slight scare that caused the right-hander to leave Saturday's contest against the Brewers. Although Scherzer was hit by a come-backer, he's been adamant that he wouldn't miss any time, and it appears as though he's correct in that assessment. Expect the 33-year-old to be toeing the rubber against Philadelphia on Friday.
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