Max Scherzer

#31 SP / Washington Nationals / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 215 lb Age: 34 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Strikes out 13

      Max Scherzer allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out 13 across seven innings Thursday against the Mets. He did not factor into the decision.Scherzer allowed back-to-back homers to Michael Conforto and Jay Bruce in the third inning, but otherwise had little trouble working through the Mets' lineup. His 13-strikeouts were his most in a start since June 5, though he has double-digit punchouts in six of his past 10 starts. He ranks third in the National League in ERA (2.57), but leads in both strikeouts (290) and WHIP (0.92).

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Stumbles against Braves

      Max Scherzer (17-7) took the loss Friday as the Washington Nationals fell 10-5 to the Braves, coughing up six runs on seven hits and three walks over four innings while striking out six.Scherzer never settled into a rhythm after a scoreless first inning, and the right-hander was clearly bothered by the humidity on a warm night in Atlanta. It was his shortest outing of the season, and just the third time in 11 second-half starts he's walked multiple batters. Scherzer will take a 2.53 ERA into his next outing Friday at home against the Mets.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Goes distance vs. Cubs

      Max Scherzer (17-6) earned the win in Game 1 of Saturday's doublheader against the Cubs, allowing three runs on nine hits and zero walks in a complete game. He also struck out 11.Scherzer ran into some issues during the ninth inning as he allowed three singles to load the bases, but he was able to escape after allowing a pair of runs. It's the veteran right-hander's second complete game of the season and his second straight start with 11 strikeouts. The 34-year-old has a 2.31 ERA and 0.88 WHIP with 271 strikeouts over 202.2 innings and currently lines up to start next Friday in Atlanta.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Will start first game of doubleheader

      Max Scherzer will draw the start in the first half of Saturday's twin bill against the Cubs, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.The Washington Nationals have yet to announce who will start the nightcap. Scherzer's coming off a solid outing against the Cardinals on Monday, in which he fanned 11 and surrendered three runs over seven frames.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Strikes out 11 Cardinals

      Max Scherzer threw seven innings in a no decision Monday against the Cardinals, striking out 11 while allowing three runs on four hits and a walk.It wasn't the cleanest outing for Scherzer in terms of keeping runs off the board, as he allowed a two-RBI single to Paul DeJong in the first and a solo shot by Yairo Munoz in the sixth, but he continues to absolutely dominate in terms of strikeouts. His K/9 sits at an incredible 12.1, and he's gotten to double figures in five of his last eight outings. He'll look to make that six of nine Saturday against the Cubs.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Start pushed back to Monday

      Max Scherzer will receive an extra day of rest and take the hill against St. Louis on Monday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.Instead of pitching his ace Sunday on normal rest, manager Dave Martinez elected to keep the Washington Nationals' rotation in order and slot Jefry Rodriguez into Sunday's start versus Milwaukee. Looking ahead, Scherzer is now in line for two starts next week.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Picking up second start this week

      Max Scherzer will make his next start Sunday against the Brewers.Due to an off day Thursday, the Washington Nationals are able to get by with a four-man rotation this week, resulting in fifth starter Jefry Rodriguez's turn being skipped. The adjusted pitching schedule will allow Scherzer to pick up a second start this week after the three-time Cy Young winner worked five innings and gave up three runs -- his most in any appearance since July 12 -- in a no-decision Tuesday in Philadelphia.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Labors through five innings

      Max Scherzer did not factor in the decision in Tuesday's win over the Phillies, allowing three runs on four hits across five innings. He struck out five and did not walk a batter.The outing matched Scherzer's shortest of the season as it took 99 pitches to get through five innings, and he managed first-pitch strikes to only nine of 20 batters faced. The Washington Nationals rallied from a 3-0 deficit over the final three innings to take the veteran right-hander off the hook for the loss. The 34-year-old will carry and 2.22 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 249:45 K:BB into Monday's scheduled start against the Cardinals.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Takes tough-luck loss against Phillies

      Max Scherzer (16-6) took the loss Thursday, allowing two runs on two hits and four walks across seven innings in the 2-0 loss to Philadelphia. He struck out 10 and gave up one home run.Scherzer once again turned in a strong outing, with the only blemish on his afternoon being a two-run shot from Odubel Herrera. Unfortunately, his offense couldn't get anything going against Phillies starter Aaron Nola. The four walks are a bit uncharacteristic for the 34-year-old, but he still holds a ridiculous 244:45 K:BB in 181.2 innings this season. Scherzer will take a 2.13 ERA into Tuesday's rematch in Philadelphia.

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      Nationals' Max Scherzer: Tosses six scoreless frames vs. Miami

      Max Scherzer (16-5) allowed no runs on five hits and one walk while striking out seven across six innings as he secured the victory Friday against the Marlins.Following Friday's outing, Scherzer hasn't surrendered a run in his previous two outings (13 frames), and he's racked up 18 punchouts over that span. The 34-year-old right-hander continues to dominate opposing lineups, owning a 2.11 ERA and 0.89 WHIP with 234 strikeouts across 174.2 innings this season. His next turn through the rotation lines up for Thursday against Philadelphia.

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