Max Scherzer

#31 SP / Washington Nationals / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 215 lb Age: 33 College: Missouri Bats/Throws -/-

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Strikes out nine in no-decision

      Max Scherzer threw seven innings of two-run ball, yielding a walk and five hits in a no-decision against Baltimore on Thursday. He struck out nine and allowed a pair of solo home runs.Scherzer really only made two mistakes Thursday: a pair of solo shots allowed to Colby Rasmus and Mark Trumbo. Overall it was a strong start, even if owners are used to a bit more out of Mad Max. He still owns a ridiculous 161:24 K:BB in 107.2 innings. The 33-year-old star will take a 2.09 ERA into a juicy matchup in Tampa Bay next Tuesday.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Drops second straight decision Saturday

      Max Scherzer (10-3) took the loss Saturday as the Washington Nationals fell 2-0 to the Blue Jays. He struck out 10 and allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over six innings.The right-hander lost consecutive starts for the first time in nearly three years, but Scherzer really only made one mistake in the game -- a hanging slider in the fifth inning that Devon Travis deposited in the seats for a two-run homer. On the bright side, he's only failed to deliver a quality start twice this season in 15 trips to the mound, and he's fanned double-digit batters 10 times. Scherzer will take a 2.06 ERA into his next outing Thursday at home against the Orioles.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Gets rare loss

      Max Scherzer (10-2) took the loss against the Giants on Sunday, giving up two earned runs on four hits, striking out nine and walking three over seven innings as the Washington Nationals eventually fell 2-0.It was a rare defeat for the dominant right-hander, who was last dealt a loss way back on April 4 against the Braves before the Giants finally got to him in this contest. This was primarily due to a lack of run support, as Scherzer's final stat line was still fantastic, as are his overall numbers on the season that include an even 2.00 ERA, a 0.85 WHIP and a ridiculous 142 strikeouts over 94.2 innings. Scherzer is so good he renders matchups pretty much entirely irrelevant, but he's got a solid one coming up in his next start, which will pit him against a Blue Jays lineup currently ranked 23rd in the league in runs next Saturday.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Dominates again Tuesday

      Max Scherzer (10-1) allowed only five hits and two runs across eight innings while racking up 13 strikeouts and walking none in a victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday.Scherzer carried a two-hit shutout into the eighth inning before the Rays were finally able to break onto the scoreboard. The 33-year-old is the first pitcher in the majors to reach double-digit wins in 2018, and he also has double-digit strikeouts in nine of his 13 starts. Scherzer will carry a dominant 1.95 ERA and 0.83 WHIP into his next start against the Giants on Sunday.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Dominates O's on Wednesday

      Max Scherzer (9-1) picked up the win in Wednesday's 2-0 victory over the Orioles, scattering two hits and a walk over eight scoreless innings while striking out 12.Coming off his worst start of the season, Scherzer took out his frustrations on an overmatched Baltimore lineup that didn't even get a runner into scoring position until Manny Machado's one-out double in the seventh inning. The Nats' ace has now struck out double-digit batters in eight of 12 starts this season, and he'll carry a 1.92 ERA into his next outing Tuesday at home against the Rays.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Wins eighth game Friday without best stuff

      Max Scherzer (8-1) picked up the win in Friday's 9-5 victory over the Marlins, giving up four runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings while striking out four.It was far from a dominant outing for the right-hander, who threw 75 of 114 pitches for strikes but couldn't put away hitters when he needed to. In fact, it's the first time in nearly a month that any Nats starting pitcher has allowed more than three runs. Scherzer exited the game with the score knotted at 4-4, but the Nats tacked on three runs in the top of the seventh to ensure their ace would still get the win. He'll take a still-sparkling 2.13 ERA into his next start Wednesday in Baltimore.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Strikes out 13

      Max Scherzer allowed two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out 13 in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Saturday.After having his start pushed back twice this week due to rain, Scherzer was able to remain on track with the strong outing Saturday. He surrendered an early run but returned to his familiar dominant form with the only downside being that he didn't receive enough run support to earn the win. He is among the National League leaders in many fantasy-relevant pitching stats and that figures to remain the case all season.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Start postponed again

      Max Scherzer will not start Friday against the Washington Nationals as the game has been postponed, Pedro Moura of The Athletic Los Angeles reports.It's the second straight postponement for Scherzer, who was originally pushed back to Friday after his scheduled start Wednesday was postponed. The Nationals and Dodgers will play a doubleheader Saturday, with Scherzer presumably starting one of those two games.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Start postponed

      Max Scherzer will not start Wednesday against the Yankees as the game was postponed due to rain, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.The Washington Nationals have a day off Thursday, so Scherzer will almost certainly start Friday against the Dodgers. He's expected to square off against Ross Stripling.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Bypasses Roark in pitching schedule

      The Washington Nationals have elected to move Max Scherzer up in the pitching schedule, putting the right-hander in line for his next start Wednesday against the Yankees, the Associated Press reports.Scherzer had previously been on track to start Friday's series opener against the Dodgers, but an off day Monday will allow the Nationals to deploy their ace Wednesday on his normal four days' rest. With the Dodgers sitting at a disappointing 16-24 on the season, it probably makes sense for the Nationals to reserve Scherzer for a matchup against a more formidable opponent in the Yankees, who are tied with the Red Sox for baseball's best record (28-12) and pace the majors with 5.8 runs per game. The adjustment in the pitching schedule will result in Tanner Roark being pushed back from Wednesday to start Friday against Los Angeles.

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