Max Scherzer SP WAS 23 hours ago

Scherzer (9-6) gave up two runs on five hits and struck out nine in 8.1 innings in a loss to the Braves on Thursday.

Scherzer, the Nationals' $210 million ace, retired his first seven batters before giving up a single to Eury Perez in the third. The right hander pitched his third complete game in his last four starts and is 3-1 with a 1.05 ERA during the dominant stretch, including a no-hitter June 20 against Pittsburgh. Scherzer will have his next scheduled start Tuesday against Cincinnati.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 1 week ago

Scherzer was on his game again Friday night, allowing two runs on five hits, he did not walk a batter and struck out seven over eight innings of a 5-2 win against the Phillies.

Following up his no-hitter last time out, Scherzer (9-5, 1.79 ERA) pitched perfectly into the sixth inning before allowing a double by Freddy Galvis to break up the hitless string. The run he allowed in the seventh inning broke a stretch of 48 innings by Nationals starters without allowing a run.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 2 weeks ago

Scherzer threw his first career no-hitter Saturday against the Pirates, striking out 10 without issuing a walk.

The 30-year-old was one out away from a perfect game but he hit Jose Tabata on the elbow, though Tabata did appear to lean into it. Scherzer got the next batter, Josh Harrison, to fly out to left to complete the no-hitter, the second no-no in Major League Baseball this season. It marked Scherzer's second straight complete game but just the third of his career. He's allowed three baserunners in his last two outings (57 batters faced).

Max Scherzer SP WAS 2 weeks ago

Scherzer will have his next start pushed back a day to Saturday against the Pirates, the Washington Post reports.

Doug Fister is rejoining the rotation on Thursday, but the Nats elected to keep rookie Joe Ross in the rotation for at least one more start, bumping everyone else forward a day. Scherzer is coming off a one-hit, 16-K shutout of the Brewers, and will look to continue a stellar first season in Washington.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 3 weeks ago

Scherzer was lights out Sunday against the Brewers, tossing a complete game shutout and striking out 16 batters en route to his seventh win of the season.

Carlos Gomez led off the seventh inning with a single to break up Scherzer's bid for a no-hitter, and other than an eighth-inning walk, he was nearly flawless on the day. The Nats' ace lowered his season ERA to 1.93 with this outing and will next face the Pirates at home Friday.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 3 weeks ago

Scherzer took the loss Tuesday, allowing four runs in 6.2 innings against the Yankees.

Scherzer has now had consecutive mediocre starts in a row. In his last two outings the ace has allowed eight earned runs combined. The righty is a strong bet to rebound in his next start, coming this weekend against the Brewers.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 1 month ago

Scherzer (6-4) allowed four runs on six hits and two walks over six innings in Tuesday's loss to Toronto.

Overall, Scherzer pitched better than the box score would suggest. Two swings of Kevin Pillar's bat accounted for all four runs off Scherzer, and Toronto batters combined for only three hits off the righty. Still, his ERA rose to 1.85 as he suffered his fourth loss of the season. Scherzer will look to get back on track at home Sunday versus the Cubs.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 1 month ago

Scherzer dominated the Cubs on Wednesday, striking out 13 batters over seven scoreless innings and picking up his sixth win of the season in the process. He allowed five hits and walked just one batter in the game.

Cubs hitters stood almost no chance Wednesday, but that was the case with most hitters who faced Scherzer in May. In 43 innings over six starts during the month, Scherzer posted a 1.67 ERA, struck out 56 batters, and allowed just 39 batters to reach base via the hit or walk. He did raise his ERA from 1.26 at the end of April to 1.51 at the end of May, but it's hard to quibble with that.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 1 month ago

Scherzer was on his game again Friday night, allowing one run on four hits, walking one and striking out six over eight innings of a 2-1 win against The Phillies.

He nudged his ERA down to 1.67 while notching his fifth win on the season. Scherzer tossed 110 pitches (79 for strikes) in out-dueling Phillies' starter Sean O'Sullivan, and like most of the Nationals' team, he is in a groove right now.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 2 months ago

Scherzer pitched another gem Saturday, going seven scoreless innings while striking out 11 in the 4-1 win over San Diego on Saturday.

Scherzer has been in Cy Young form this season and this game lowers his ERA to an impressive 1.75. Scherzer is just 4-3, but has a fantastic matchup in his next start when he hosts Philadelphia next Saturday.