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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 struck out nine while allowing a pair of solo home runs over seven innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Orioles.
Scherzer served up solo dongs to Colby Rasmus and Mark Trumbo but gave up just three other hits and walked just one on the evening. The start was the fifth in a row in which he allowed two or fewer runs while striking out nine or more, but he's just 2-2 in that span despite being 10-3 overall. He continues to lead the league in most every pitching category, ranking first in the NL with those 10 wins while his 152 strikeouts are also tops in the league. He'll carry a stout 2.09 ERA and 0.85 WHIP into a tasty Tuesday matchup with the Rays. Jun 21 - 9:53 PM

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Max Scherzer struck out 10 while surrendering two runs on four hits over six innings in Saturday's 2-0 loss Blue Jays.

Despite offering up his typically dominant stuff, Scherzer found himself on the losing end of Saturday's contest due to one bad pitch which resulted in a two-run homer by Devon Travis with one out in the fifth inning. That's all the Blue Jays managed against him, but with Marco Estrada pitching effectively on the other side, that two-run dinger ended up being the difference in the game. Setting aside the sour result, this was Scherzer's 10th game of double-digit strikeouts in 15 starts this season. He's pitching to a Cy Young-worthy 2.06 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 152/23 K/BB ratio (100 2/3 innings) for the campaign as a whole. A home start against the Orioles shows next on his schedule.
Jun 16 - 6:43 PM

Max Scherzer allowed two earned runs, four hits and three walks with nine strikeouts over seven innings in a loss against the visiting Giants on Sunday.

Scherzer made just one mistake, a two-run homer to Brandon Crawford, to spoil his day and derail him in his quest for an 11th victory. It doesn't help that Derek Holland and the Giants' bullpen were also matching donuts with him all day long. Despite the loss, he is still 10-2 with a sparkling 2.00 and 0.85 WHIP. He'll look to get back in the win column next Saturday in Toronto opposite Marco Estrada.
Jun 10 - 9:28 PM

Max Scherzer punched out 13 hitters while yielding just two runs over eight innings Tuesday in the Nationals' 4-2 victory over the Rays.

Three of Scherzer’s 13 whiffs came in an immaculate inning in the sixth. The Rays were able to scratch across a pair of runs with two outs in the eighth when Brad Miller doubled, but that’s all they managed. Scherzer didn’t walk anyone on the night. The double-digit strikeout game was Scherzer’s ninth already this season in 13 tries, and he now boasts an absurd 133/19 K/BB ratio over 87 2/3 innings, along with a 10-1 record. Amazing. Scherzer will go up against the Yankees and Blue Jays on the road next week.
Jun 5 - 9:49 PM

Max Scherzer was dominant versus the Orioles, punching out 12 batters while firing eight shutout innings in a 2-0 win on Wednesday.

He surrendered just two base hits and one walk as he mowed down the Orioles lineup with ease. Scherzer leads the major leagues with nine wins and 120 strikeouts (against 19 walks). He lowered his ERA to 1.92 and his WHIP to 0.85 after 12 starts. He is aiming for his third consecutive Cy Young Award and the fourth of his career. The Rays are scheduled to be his next victim on Tuesday.
May 30 - 10:23 PM

Max Scherzer secured his major-league leading eighth win after giving up four runs over six innings against the Marlins on Friday.

Scherzer wasn’t as sharp as usual. He surrendered seven hits, including a long game-tying two-run homer to Derek Dietrich in his final inning of work. But the Nationals scored three runs in the seventh to get him the win. Scherzer fanned four, walked a pair, and also hit a batter. This was the first time this season that he allowed more than two earned runs in a start. Still, Scherzer ranks third in the NL with a 2.13 ERA. He’ll face the Orioles in Baltimore next time out.
May 25 - 11:42 PM

Max Scherzer allowed two earned runs, five hits and three walks with 13 strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Dodgers.

Scherzer threw 89 of his 121 pitches for strikes, leaving the game with a 4-3 lead. However, closer Sean Doolittle was unable to close the door, leaving Scherzer's fantasy owners shaking their heads after the no-decision. Still, the multi-colored eye fireballer has recorded 10 or more strikeouts in a season-high three straight outings. He'll look to extend that run when he takes the ball Friday night in Miami.
May 20 - 12:40 AM

Friday's game between the Dodgers and Nationals has been postponed due to rain.

It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, assuming the weather cooperates. Max Scherzer and Ross Stripling will be pushed back a day. Scherzer will have gone over a week in between starts due to rainouts this week.
May 18 - 4:59 PM

Wednesday's game between the Nationals and Yankees has been postponed due to inclement weather in D.C.

The suspended game from Tuesday has also been postponed. They'll play these on June 18, with the first game starting -- or rather resuming -- at 5:05 p.m. ET. Max Scherzer was scheduled to face off against CC Sabathia in Wednesday's nightcap. Scherzer will instead start Friday against the Dodgers, and Sabathia will presumably take the bump for the Yankees on Friday at Kansas City.
May 16 - 3:58 PM

Max Scherzer moved to 7-1 after allowing one run in seven innings Friday against the Diamondbacks.

Par for the course for Scherzer of late. He struck out 11, giving him six games of 10 strikeouts in nine tries. He still hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in any outing. He's a clear Cy Young favorite at this point.
May 12 - 12:47 AM

Max Scherzer picked up a no decision on Sunday despite striking out 15 hitters in 6 1/3 innings against the Phillies.

Scherzer was dominant -- again -- on Sunday, and the only run came on an RBI single from Nick Williams off of Sammy Solis that was charged to him after he was pulled with 111 pitches and a runner on second. It's the fifth double-digit strikeout game for the right-hander, and he's currently on pace to strike out 370 hitters. Expect more dominance from the 2017 Cy Young Award winner on Friday when he faces the Diamondbacks.
May 6 - 5:25 PM

Max Scherzer allowed two runs while notching eight strikeouts across 6 1/3 innings of work in Tuesday’s 12-4 victory over the Pirates.

Scherzer permitted just three hits on the night, but one of them was a two-run home run by Corey Dickerson in the seventh inning. The longball has been an issue at times for the three-time Cy Young winner, but the one he gave up Tuesday was just his fourth surrendered in seven starts. Scherzer goes up against the Phillies at home on Sunday.
May 1 - 10:31 PM

Max Scherzer allowed five hits and two runs over six innings Wednesday in the Nationals’ win over the Giants.

He struck out 10 and walked two while throwing 74 of his 99 pitches for strikes. Scherzer went 0-for-4 at the plate, which ended his four-game hitting streak. The stakes were pretty low for Scherzer in this one as the three-time Cy Young winner spent most of the afternoon pitching with a gigantic lead. He yielded a run in the second inning on an RBI double to Nick Hundley and let another run come across in the sixth on an RBI double by Pablo Sandoval. Scherzer has been dominant as ever in the early going, cruising to a 1.62 ERA through six starts. He’ll take a four-start winning streak into his next outing Tuesday against Pittsburgh.
Apr 25 - 7:36 PM

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

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

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