Max Scherzer

#31 SP / Washington Nationals / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 215 lb Age: 36 College: Missouri Bats/Throws R/R

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    • Scherzer (5-4) picked up the win in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks over six innings in a 4-3 victory. He struck out seven. It wasn't vintage Mad Max by any means, but Scherzer overcame homers by Wilson Ramos and Amed Rosario to finish a disappointing season on a high note. The 36-year-old wraps up 2020 with a 3.74 ERA -- his highest mark since 2012 -- and a career-worst 1.38 WHIP over 67.1 innings with a 92:23 K:BB.

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    • Scherzer will not start Friday against the Mets as scheduled, as the game has been rained out. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday. Scherzer will start the first game of the twin bill, per Jessica Camerato of MLB.com.

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    • Scherzer (4-4) was charged with two unearned runs on five hits over 5.2 innings in a loss to the Marlins in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader. He struck out six. Neither of the runs against Scherzer were earned, but regardless it goes down as a loss for the three-time Cy Young winner, his second in a row and third in his last four outings. It's been a disappointing season for the Nationals as a whole. At least Scherzer has stayed healthy, taking the ball 11 times, and the velocity and strikeouts are still there. He seems to still have a fair amount left in the tank at 36 years old.

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    • Scherzer (4-3) allowed six runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out 10 over 5.1 innings as he was charged with the loss Sunday against Atlanta. Scherzer posted his fifth stat line with double-digit strikeouts this season, and he was relatively effective early on as he allowed just two runs over the first four innings. However, things came apart in the sixth inning as he allowed four more runs prior to being pulled. As a result, the right-hander was charged with the loss in one of his worst starts of 2020. He'll attempt to turn things around on the road Saturday against Miami.

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    • Scherzer (4-2) picked up the win in Monday's 6-1 victory over the Rays, scattering six hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings while striking out eight. The right-hander reeled off his third straight quality start in one of his best performances of the season, as Scherzer threw 104 pitches (70 strikes) and didn't allow a baserunner past second base. He lowered his ERA to 3.40 in the process, and he'll carry a 69:17 K:BB through 50.1 innings into his next outing Sunday, at home against Atlanta.

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    Stats

    YearTeamAPPGSINNWLSKBBIHAERAWHIP
    2020 WAS 12 12 67.3 5 4 0 92 23 70 3.74 1.38
    2019 WAS 27 27 172.3 11 7 0 243 33 144 2.92 1.02
    2018 WAS 33 33 220.7 18 7 0 300 51 150 2.52 0.91
    TOTAL 377 368 2,357.0 175 93 0 2,784 641 1,953 3.21 1.10

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    DATEOppWLSINNHAERABBIKWHIP
    9/26
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    1 - - 6.0 6 3.92 2 7 1.33
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    1 - - 7.0 6 3.13 1 8 1.00
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    - 1 - 6.0 7 4.50 3 6 1.67
    8/28
    1 - - 6.0 6 4.50 0 11 1.00
    8/22
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    - - - 4.2 7 9.00 2 5 1.93

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