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Max Scherzer fired eight innings of one-run ball against the Phillies on Friday, picking up his fifth victory of the season.

The All-Star right-hander allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out six. He has been everything that the Nationals had hoped for when inking him to his massive free agent deal this winter, posting a 1.67 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 72/9 K/BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings. He'll look to keep things rolling on Wednesday when he does battle against the Cubs in Chicago.
May 22 - 10:00 PM

Gerrit Cole struck out 10 batters and allowed just an unearned run over 8 1/3 innings in a 4-1 win over the Mets on Friday.

The only run scored on a wild pitch in the third inning. It was a dominant performance from Cole, who entered the ninth inning with a chance at his first career complete game. He was pulled with two on and one out, but Mark Melancon was able to finish off the victory. Cole scattered six hits and walked one in the victory and now owns a 2.05 ERA and 63/14 K/BB ratio in 57 innings through nine starts. He's looking like a potential Cy Young frontrunner.
May 22 - 9:59 PM

Noah Syndergaard took the loss Friday after giving up four runs (three earned) over six innings against the Pirates.

Syndergaard pitched better than it looked, as his defense didn't do him any favors. The Mets were charged with one error on the night, but it really should have been two. The young right-hander allowed seven hits while walking none and striking out five. He now owns a 3.63 ERA through his first three starts in the majors and will stick around with the Mets planning to go to a six-man rotation when Dillon Gee (groin) comes off the disabled list.
May 22 - 9:58 PM

Odubel Herrera went 1-for-3 and plated the Phillies lone run in Friday's loss to Max Scherzer and the Nationals.

His run-scoring double in the second inning plated Maikel Franco and gave the Phillies an early 1-0 lead, but that would be the extent of their offense on the evening. Herrera also drew a walk in the ballgame and is now slashing .263/.300/.375 with 14 RBI on the season.
May 22 - 9:58 PM

Mark Melancon got a two-out save Friday against the Mets.

Melancon was called on to protect a three-run lead after Gerrit Cole was pulled with two on and one out in the ninth. He retired both of the batters he faced to finish off the win. Melancon's velocity still isn't close to what it was last year, but he's 10-for-11 in save chances and owns a 3.15 ERA over his first 20 appearances.
May 22 - 9:57 PM

Jung Ho Kang had an RBI single and a stolen base against the Mets on Friday.

Kang has hit safely in five straight games and owns a .310/.372/.440 batting line with two home runs, 11 RBI, and three stolen bases through 29 games. He has pushed the struggling Jordy Mercer to the bench in recent days and deserves to be owned in more fantasy leagues right now.
May 22 - 9:57 PM

Chris Stewart went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in Friday's win over the Mets.

A nice night for Stewart, who also threw out two would-be base stealers. The 33-year-old is batting .267/.277/.333 through 15 games as Francisco Cervelli's backup.
May 22 - 9:56 PM

Eric Campbell went 0-for-2 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

Campbell hit safely in each of his first three games after returning from the minors, but he's 0-for-14 over his past four games. David Wright (hamstring) is likely at least a week away from returning, but Mets manager Terry Collins should at least consider keeping Campbell near the bottom of the order until he does.
May 22 - 9:56 PM
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