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Max Scherzer | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (11) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Max Scherzer allowed one earned run with four hits and three walks while striking out nine batters in six innings in a win against the Dodgers on Friday.
Scherzer outdueled Clayton Kershaw in a head-to-head battle between a pair of three-time Cy Young Award winners. He has struck out at least seven batters in each of his five outings this season, including four quality starts. He'll look to win his fourth consecutive start on Tuesday against the Pirates at Nationals Park. Apr 21 - 2:02 AM

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Max Scherzer delivered another dominant performance in Saturday's victory over the Rockies, striking out 11 over seven innings of two-run ball.

Scherzer allowed a one-out walk to Gerardo Parra in the first inning, then a two-run homer to Charlie Blackmon. That was it. He retired the last 20 batters that he faced in order. He also went 1-for-2 at the plate, tallying as many hits himself as the opposition had against him. Now 3-1 on the season, he'll carry a minuscule 1.33 ERA and 0.67 WHIP into Friday's start against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
Apr 14 - 4:00 PM

Max Scherzer pitched a two-hitter and struck out 10 in the Nationals' 2-0 win over the Braves on Monday.

Scherzer joined Jose Berrios and Jameson Taillon in throwing shutouts this season. He also singled and stole his first career base tonight. It was his fifth career shutout and first since 2015. He has a 0.90 ERA after three starts this season.
Apr 9 - 11:52 PM

Max Scherzer yielded five runs -- two earned -- over five innings Wednesday in a loss to the Braves.

Preston Tucker took Scherzer deep for a three-run shot in the bottom of the first inning, shortly after a fielding error by fill-in second baseman Wilmer Difo. Opposing pitcher Mike Foltynewicz then added a two-run double in the bottom of the fourth. Scherzer struck out seven batters and threw 71 of his 110 pitches for strikes, but he got knocked around much more than anyone could have anticipated. The ace right-hander will try to get things back on track next week when he faces this same Braves team at home.
Apr 4 - 3:27 PM

Max Scherzer was in dominant form once again on Friday, racking up 10 strikeouts over six shutout innings in an Opening Day victory over the Reds.

Scherzer scattered five hits and a walk in the contest. The 10 strikeouts match the Nationals' franchise record for an Opening Day start, which is just another notch in the belt for the heralded right-hander. His next test will come against the Braves in Atlanta on Wednesday.
Mar 30 - 7:22 PM

Thursday's season-opener between the Nationals and Reds has been postponed due to rainy conditions in Cincinnati.

The forecast for Thursday looks ugly around Great American Ball Park, so the Reds went ahead and called this one early. It'll be made up Friday, which would have otherwise been an off day for both clubs. Max Scherzer is still lined up to face off against Homer Bailey, with a 4:10 p.m. ET first pitch.
Mar 28 - 12:38 PM

Max Scherzer was touched up for four runs in seven innings during a loss to the Marlins in Grapefruit League play.

He punched out nine batters and didn't walk anyone, but he gave up eight knocks -- including a two-run bomb by infielder Yadiel Rivera. The ace figures to be one of the top contenders for the National League Cy Young Award again this year.
Mar 24 - 5:16 PM

Max Scherzer was lit up for six runs in five innings in Monday's game against the Marlins.

In between striking out six batters, Scherzer coughed up three long balls, ballooning his spring ERA to 3.79 after he entered the proceedings having surrendered just two runs in 14 innings. Despite the rough outing, Scherzer has allowed only 12 baserunners across 19 frames. The 33-year-old is a safe first-round pick.
Mar 19 - 5:19 PM

Max Scherzer struck out nine batters over five scoreless innings in a Grapefruit League start against the Mets on Tuesday night.

He made it to 75 pitches in the outing. Scherzer now boasts a 1.29 ERA and 21/2 K/BB ratio through 14 innings this spring. The back-to-back National League Cy Young Award winner should go in the first round of standard mixed fantasy league drafts.
Mar 13 - 9:02 PM

Max Scherzer limited the Cardinals to one run in four innings Wednesday.

Greg Garcia's solo homer was the only hit Scherzer allowed. He's struck out 12 while giving up two runs in nine innings to date.
Mar 7 - 4:17 PM

Max Scherzer mowed down the Mets lineup on Friday, striking out five over three perfect innings in the Nationals' 2-1 win.

The Mets didn't even hit a ball into the outfield against him. Scherzer has allowed one run in five innings this spring.
Mar 2 - 3:56 PM

Max Scherzer yielded one run over two innings Sunday in his first Grapefruit League start against the Braves.

Dansby Swanson took him deep for a solo shot in the top of the first inning, but Scherzer otherwise cruised, yielding no other hits and zero walks while fanning three of the seven batters he faced. The ace right-hander will head into the 2018 season as a top-tier fantasy arm. He registered a 2.51 ERA and 268/55 K/BB ratio over 200 2/3 innings last season en route to his second straight National League Cy Young Award.
Feb 25 - 2:21 PM

Max Scherzer told fans at Nationals' WinterFest on Saturday that he's fully recovered from the nagging neck, calf and hamstring injuries that plagued him throughout the 2017 season.

Despite the injuries, Scherzer still dominated the National League en route to the Cy Young Award. The fact that he'll be fully healthy heading into 2018 only adds fuel to his already sky-high fantasy value.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 11:33:00 AM

The BBWAA announced Wednesday that Max Scherzer was named the National League Cy Young Award winner.

Scherzer received 27 first-place votes, with Kershaw receiving the other three. Stephen Strasburg finished third. It hasn't been long since we had someone win back-to-back Cy Youngs in the NL as Kershaw did it in 2012-13, but it doesn't make the feat any less impressive. The Washington ace was exceptional again in 2017, registering a 2.51 ERA and leading the NL with 268 strikeouts.
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 06:52:00 PM

Max Scherzer was named the Outstanding Pitcher of the National League in the MLB Players Choice Awards on Wednesday.

Scherzer takes home the honor over Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. It could be a sign of things to come for Scherzer's NL Cy Young Award chances. The Washington right-hander lead the NL in strikeouts with 268, and he had a 2.51 ERA in just under 201 innings pitched.
Wed, Nov 8, 2017 08:24:00 PM

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