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Max Scherzer | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 211
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (11) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details
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Max Scherzer struck out 10 batters and held the Diamondbacks to two runs over six frames to earn his 19th win of the season in a 4-2 victory.
Scherzer served up a home run to Jean Segura to lead off the game and then yielded an RBI double to Welington Castillo in the third. He settled in after that, though, and the Nationals' offense finally went to work in the sixth inning with four runs. Scherzer hasn't lost since August 9. The right-hander will have one final tune-up on Sunday before starting Game 1 of the NLDS versus the Dodgers on October 7. Sep 27 - 10:10 PM

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Max Scherzer punched out eight batters over 6 2/3 innings while letting in three runs to earn an 8-3 victory over the Marlins on Wednesday.

He was spotless through six innings before giving up a pair of home runs in the seventh. He now has 267 strikeouts on the season and leads the majors in that category. His record improves to 18-7 with a magnificent 2.82 ERA. The Cy Young candidate will take the mound for what is likely his final start of the regular season on Tuesday versus the Diamondbacks.
Sep 21 - 11:26 PM

Max Scherzer improved to 17-7 after allowing two runs over seven innings against the Braves on Friday.

It wasn’t easy, as Scherzer allowed seven hits and walked a pair, but the Braves were unable to pounce on their various opportunities. He fanned eight in the victory and now has a brilliant 2.78 ERA and 259/50 K/BB ratio over 210 2/3 innings. He’s right in the middle of the race for the National League Cy Young Award.
Sep 16 - 11:06 PM

Max Scherzer racked up eight strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings of shutout baseball in a no-decision against the Phillies on Saturday.

Scherzer allowed just four hits and a walk on the night. Unfortunately for him and fantasy owners, Jerad Eickhoff was just as good on the other side of the diamond and the Nats couldn't scratch out a run for him. He has been a force at the top of the club's rotation, posting a 2.78 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 251/48 K/BB ratio over 203 2/3 innings. He'll try again for his 17th victory when he does battle against the Braves in Atlanta on Friday.
Sep 10 - 11:28 PM

Max Scherzer limited the Braves to two runs over seven innings in a 6-4 victory Monday.

Scherzer was pitching on an extra days' rest in this one and held Atlanta to seven hits and two walks while striking out five. He moved his record to 16-7, as the stud right-hander has lost just one of his last 11 decisions. The Nationals as a team have lost only twice over that stretch. Scherzer will take on the Phillies on Saturday.
Sep 5 - 7:30 PM

Max Scherzer will have his next start pushed back until Monday against the Braves.

Scherzer was scheduled to take on the Mets on Sunday, but the club will recall Reynaldo Lopez to work in his place instead. Scherzer has already logged a league-leading 190 innings this season, so giving him an extra day of rest in between starts can't hurt. He boasts a 2.89 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and league-leading 238 strikeouts on the year.
Sep 3 - 3:04 PM

Max Scherzer flirted with a no-hitter again on Tuesday, ultimately allowing three hits, a walk and two runs with 11 strikeouts over eight frames in a 3-2 win over the Phillies.

The Phillies didn't collect their first hit until Freddy Galvis led off the sixth inning with a double. Ryan Howard then broke up the shutout with a two-run homer in the seventh. Still, that doesn't diminish what was another dominant outing from Scherzer, who now has a whopping 12 double-digit strikeout games this season and a league-leading total of 238 Ks. He has a juicy two-start week next week against the Braves and Phillies.
Aug 30 - 10:27 PM

Max Scherzer struck out 10 batters over eight scoreless innings as the Nationals blanked the Orioles 4-0 on Thursday.

Scherzer gave up just two hits on the night without walking a batter. It was the 11th time in 27 starts that he's registered double-digit strikeouts this year. The right-hander is now 14-7 with a 2.92 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 227/44 K/BB ratio overall. An attractive date with the Phillies is on tap for Tuesday.
Aug 25 - 10:50 PM

Max Scherzer was charged with four runs in 6 1/3 innings but still earned a win, striking out six and walking three as the Nationals beat the Braves 11-9 on Saturday.

He gave up three runs in the second inning. He was relieved in the seventh inning with a runner on base that later came around to score on a Blake Treinen wild pitch. It was not one of Scherzer's best outings but he got the win nonetheless as the Nationals' offense erupted for 11 runs. Scherzer helped himself in that regard, going 2-for-4 at the plate while driving in two runs and scoring another. He now has a 13-7 record with a 3.05 ERA and continues to lead the majors with 217 strikeouts in 174 innings.
Aug 20 - 11:34 PM

Max Scherzer struggled through four innings Monday, allowing four runs and seven hits in a no-decision against the Rockies.

It's Scherzer's shortest start in almost exactly a year; he gave up six runs in three innings Aug. 14, 2015 against the Giants. In his previous 24 starts this year, he had gone at least six innings 22 times and five innings the other two outings. Fortunately, the Nationals pen picked him up tonight in what turned out to be a 5-4 win.
Aug 16 - 12:29 AM

Max Scherzer struck out 10 while yielding just two runs -- one earned -- over seven frames but took a loss against the Indians on Tuesday.

Scherzer again flirted with a no-hitter, as Francisco Lindor broke it up with a one-out single in the seventh inning. The Tribe wound up with two additional hits and two runs in the frame, with one of the runs being unearned due to Scherzer's own error. It's the eighth time since the beginning of last season that Scherzer has gone five-plus no-hit innings. He's completed two of those no-nos, of course. Scherzer faces the Rockies at Coors the next time out.
Aug 9 - 10:29 PM

Max Scherzer had the strikeout working in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks, fanning 11 while allowing three runs over eight innings.

Scherzer improved to 12-6 with the win. The loudest blemishes on his line came via a pair of solo home runs by Jake Lamb and Yasmany Tomas in the sixth and seventh innings, respectively. He finished his eight innings of work having thrown 103 pitches (68 strikes). The ace right-hander will carry a 2.87 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 198/38 K/BB ratio (156 2/3 innings) into a home showdown with the Indians next time he toes the rubber.
Aug 3 - 8:32 PM

Max Scherzer held the Giants to one run in seven innings as the Nationals won 4-1 on Friday.

He fanned six while walking two and giving up five base hits. He jumped over Jose Fernandez to retake the major league lead with 187 strikeouts in 148 2/3 innings. Scherzer is now 11-6 with a 2.85 ERA. Next on the docket is a Tuesday start in Arizona.
Jul 30 - 2:06 AM

Max Scherzer struck out 10 batters without walking anybody and held the Padres to two runs in seven innings, but had to settle for a no-decision as the Nationals beat the Padres 3-2 on Saturday.

The only damage was a two-run homer by Ryan Schimpf in the second inning. Scherzer leads the majors with 181 strikeouts and has walked only 35 in 141 2/3 innings. He has a stellar 2.92 ERA. The only thing keeping him from being a fantasy monster is his relatively modest 10-6 record.
Jul 23 - 10:55 PM

Max Scherzer pitched well in taking a no-decision against the Pirates on Sunday, allowing one run on six hits over seven innings.

Scherzer struck out seven and walked one on the afternoon. The only run to score on his watch came home courtesy of a Starling Marte RBI double in the sixth inning. That would remain the only run to score -- by either team -- until Daniel Murphy came through with a clutch pinch-hit solo homer in the ninth to take Scherzer off the hook for the would-be loss. The ace right-hander will take his 2.94 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 171/35 K/BB ratio out to San Diego for a date with the Padres next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 17 - 7:26 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
4Spencer Kieboom
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Clint Robinson
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Wilmer Difo
SS1Danny Espinosa
2Stephen Drew
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
CF1Trea Turner
2Ben Revere
3Michael Taylor
4Brian Goodwin
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Gio Gonzalez
4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
6A.J. Cole
7Reynaldo Lopez
8Lucas Giolito
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Shawn Kelley
3Blake Treinen
4Oliver Perez
5Sammy Solis
6Marc Rzepczynski
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Matt Belisle
9Koda Glover
10Sean Burnett
11Trevor Gott
12Rafael Martin
13Matt Grace
14Mat Latos