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Max Scherzer | Starting Pitcher | #31

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Missouri
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (11) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Max Scherzer threw a no-hitter in the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mets.
It was the second no-no of the year for Scherzer, and he's done it against two playoff-bound teams. Scherzer struck out 17 and walked none, flat out dominating a Mets lineup that featured more than a couple regulars. The only thing that kept it from being a perfect game was Yunel Escobar's throwing error in the bottom of the sixth inning. The $210 million right-hander will finish the 2015 season with a stellar 2.81 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 273/34 K/BB ratio in 227 1/3 innings. Sat, Oct 3, 2015 09:32:00 PM

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Max Scherzer flirted with another no-hitter Monday against the Reds and ultimately settled for eight frames of one-run ball in a 5-1 victory.

The only baserunners to reach on Scherzer through one out in the eighth inning came via the walk, but Tucker Barnhart then lined a clean single to left field to spoil what could have been the righty's second no-no of the season. Barnhart came around to score with two outs in the frame after shortstop Trea Turner failed to put the tag on him on what should have been a surefire double play to end the inning. He permitted two hits on the day, walked three and struck out 10. Amazingly, Scherzer's win Monday was his first at home since his no-hitter back on June 20. He'll carry a 2.91 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 259 strikeouts over 219 2/3 innings into his final start of the season this weekend versus the Mets.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 06:34:00 PM

Max Scherzer struck out 12, but lost Wednesday's start to the Orioles after giving up four runs in 6 2/3 innings.

Scherzer allowed two early runs on a Steve Pearce home run, then settled down. He faltered again in his final inning, serving up a two-run home run to Manny Machado before departing. The homers were two of seven hits he allowed along with two walks and the 12 punch-outs. Scherzer has a 2.98 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP, and a 249/31 K/BB ratio over 211 2/3 innings. He'll face the Reds in a home start next.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 10:24:00 PM

Max Scherzer logged another quality start in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday, surrendering just two runs on five hits over his seven frames.

Scherzer walked three and struck out six on the night. He served up a two-run homer to Christian Yelich in the first inning, then was able to keep the Marlins at bay for the next six innings. He has certainly been well worth the massive free agent contract thus far, posting a 2.90 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 237/29 K/BB ratio across 205 innings in his first season as a National. He'll take on the Orioles his next time out on Wednesday.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Max Scherzer fired eight scoreless innings to earn the win on Sunday against the Marlins.

The win helps the Nationals hold onto what's left of their post-season hopes, now 8.5 games back of the Mets in the NL East. Scherzer scattered five hits and walked none while striking out six in the effort. The right-hander has a 2.91 ERA with a 0.95 WHIP and a 231/26 K/BB ratio over 198 innings. Scherzer will take on the Marlins at home in his next outing.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 04:12:00 PM

Max Scherzer was tagged for five earned runs over six innings Monday in a loss to the Mets.

It was another odd start for Scherzer, who struck out six and issued no walks but served up three different home runs in the big loss for the second-place Nationals. He'll carry an 11-11 record, 3.03 ERA, and 0.96 WHIP into his next scheduled start on the road against the Marlins. Scherzer has a stellar 225/26 K/BB ratio in 190 innings this season, but there has been plenty of frustration mixed in with the high notes.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 04:38:00 PM

Max Scherzer fanned 10 while allowing two runs in six innings Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Scherzer allowed 11 hits to go along with the 10 strikeouts, a pretty unusual combination. In fact, the Cardinals offense finished up the night with 16 strikeouts and 16 hits, the first time that has ever been done in a nine-inning game. The Nationals won anyway, but Scherzer didn't factor into the decision. At least it ended a skid of four straight Nationals losses in his starts.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 12:20:00 AM

Max Scherzer was not quite on his game in Friday's loss to the Marlins, allowing four runs on six hits over seven innings.

Strasburg struck out eight without walking a batter, but the Marlins managed to impart enough damage to saddle him with the loss and even his record at 11-11. Martin Prado socked a two-run homer off the All-Star in the third and Marcell Ozuna launched a solo shot an inning later to account for three of the four runs scored on the ace's watch. He'll take a 2.88 ERA and 0.93 WHIP into a road tilt against the Cardinals next time out.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 10:12:00 PM

Max Scherzer dropped to 11-10 after allowing three runs in six innings Thursday against the Rockies at Coors Field.

Scherzer hasn't truly fallen apart, but his team has, dooming his Cy Young chances in the process. He figures to overcome the recent rough patch and finish strong. Whether the Nationals will do the same is anyone's guess.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 12:04:00 AM

Max Scherzer was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Giants, surrendering six runs on seven hits over just three innings.

The All-Star right-hander struck out three on the night and didn't issue a walk. It's the first time all season that Scherzer has allowed more than five runs in any start. Matt Duffy and Hunter Pence each belted solo home runs against him as part of the Giants offensive onslaught. Even with this poor effort, Scherzer still boasts a terrific 2.73 ERA and 0.90 WHIP on the season. He'll look to get back to his dominant form on Thursday against the Rockies in Colorado.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 01:43:00 AM

Max Scherzer took a no-decision on Sunday, allowing four runs in six innings as the Nationals lost to the Rockies.

Carlos Gonzalez hit two solo shots and Daniel Descalso added a solo round-tripper of his own. Scherzer gave up eight hits, walked one, and struck out 10. Shockingly, it's the second time in his last four starts the right-hander has allowed three homers. Nevertheless, he carries an excellent 2.44 ERA with a 0.87 WHIP and a 191/23 K/BB ratio over 162 innings. Scherzer is scheduled to oppose the Giants in San Francisco next.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Max Scherzer gave up three runs in six innings, taking a no-decision in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

All three runs scored in the fourth inning when Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit an RBI single and Chris Owings hit a two-run double. They were two of four hits Scherzer allowed along with three walks and nine strikeouts. The right-hander now has a 2.31 ERA, a 0.85 WHIP, and a 181/22 K/BB ratio over 156 innings. He'll face the Rockies at home next.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 10:57:00 PM

Max Scherzer was in control throughout Thursday afternoon's 1-0 win over the Marlins, allowing just three hits and no runs over seven innings.

Scherzer had no margin for error in the contest, as the Nationals scored one run in the game, total. That's all Max Scherzer needs, apparently, as he allowed just three singles in a dominant performance. Perhaps the most notable aspect of the start was that the normally walk-stingy Scherzer handed out three free passes against six strikeouts. We're nitpicking, just because he's been so awesome this year. He'll carry a sharp 2.22 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 172/19 K/BB ratio across 150 innings into his next start, a home date with the Diamondbacks.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 02:59:00 PM

Max Scherzer gave up five runs in five innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Friday.

It was an out of character outing for Scherzer, who allowed seven hits, including three home runs. It was the first time he had allowed three home runs in a game since September 15, 2011 as a member of the Tigers. The only bright side for fantasy owners is that he managed eight strikeouts before exiting. He'll attempt to bounce back against the Marlins on the road.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 10:52:00 PM

Max Scherzer pitched well, allowing one run in six innings, but lost to the Dodgers on Sunday.

It hasn't been said often this season, but Max Scherzer was out-dueled. The right-hander allowed the one run on a wild pitch in the fourth inning. He otherwise scattered seven hits and a walk while striking out eight, but Zack Greinke wasn't to be overcome. Scherzer now has a 2.09 ERA with a 0.80 WHIP and a 158/15 K/BB ratio in 138 innings. He'll try to get back in the win column in Pittsburgh against the Pirates next.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 04:58:00 PM

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