Max Scherzer
SP WSH
6 days ago

Scherzer mowed down 10 Padres but still did not factor into the decision Saturday, surrendering two earned runs on four hits over seven innings.

EDGE Analysis

The Nationals ace threw 71 of his 99 pitches for strikes and induced a whopping 21 swinging strikes, with Ryan Schimpf's 415-foot two-run homer in the second serving as the only blemish on an otherwise dominant performance. It was Scherzer's first game in July with double-digit whiffs after accomplishing the feat in five of six June starts. He'll look to wrap up what has nevertheless been a solid July against the Giants next Friday.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
2 weeks ago

Scherzer (10-6) came away with a no-decision Sunday despite allowing just one run on six hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out seven in an 18-inning loss to the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

He was actually in line for the loss until Daniel Murphy bailed him out with a game-tying pinch hit homer in the bottom of the ninth inning. Scherzer threw 75 of 103 pitches for strikes and generated 15 swinging strikes, lowering his ERA to 2.94 in the process. He'll next take the mound Saturday at home against the Padres.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
2 weeks ago

Scherzer will take the mound Sunday against the Pirates, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Nats will use Stephen Strasburg, Tanner Roark and Scherzer for the three-game series, but an off day Monday gives them some flexibility with their rotation after that. Scherzer posted a 10-6 record with a 3.03 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and an MLB-leading 164 strikeouts in the first half before being named to his fourth consecutive All-Star team.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
3 weeks ago

Scherzer (10-6) struck out nine and gave up one run (unearned) on three hits and two walks over seven innings in Saturday's 6-1 victory over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Added to the NL All-Star roster in place of teammate Stephen Strasburg, Scherzer showed exactly why he should have been there to beging with, mowing the Mets down at a steady clip throughout his seven innings. He induced 18 swings-and-misses among the 73 pitches he threw for strikes, and a first-inning sacrifice fly was the only blemish on his stellar line for the afternoon, although even that sole run was unearned. The performance was Scherzer's third consecutive dominant effort, a stretch in which he's given up only two runs (one earned) on nine hits and six walks over 20.1 innings, while recording 26 whiffs. He heads to the Mid-Summer Classic with a sparkling 0.96 WHIP and a whopping 164 strikeouts over 127.2 innings.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
4 weeks ago

Scherzer (9-6) threw six strong innings Monday, allowing one run on four hits and three walks while striking out seven, but took the loss in a 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

A fifth-inning fastball to Martin Maldonado got a little too much of the plate and wound up in the seats to produce the game's only run. Scherzer was otherwise dominant, throwing 73 of 114 pitches for strikes and generating an eye-popping 21 swinging strikes, but his 1.57 HR/9 rate on the season continues to be his Achilles heel. He'll try to get back in the win column Saturday on the road against Matt Harvey and the Mets.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
1 month ago

Scherzer (9-5) allowed no runs on two hits and one walk while striking out 10 over 7.1 innings to earn the win Wednesday at the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Scherzer was dominant in a game he needed to be, as the Nationals didn't provide much run support against Mets' spot-starter Logan Verrett. He now has fanned at least 10 batters in five of his last six games to give him 148 strikeouts on the year. He'll make his next start Monday against the Brewers.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
1 month ago

Scherzer (8-5) allowed five runs on five hits and three walks while striking out 10 over six innings to take the loss Friday at the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Scherzer went into the fifth inning with a one-run lead, but gave up a pair of homers which led to his fifth loss of the season. This was the first time he failed to post a quality start in five outings and his ERA is now at 3.52. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Mets.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
1 month ago

Scherzer threw 113 pitches over six innings while allowing one run on four hits and striking out ten against the Padres on Saturday. He did not factor in the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Scherzer continued a dominant June with another strong outing. He gave up a few hard-hit balls in the first -- including a Wil Myers homer -- before settling in. The Nats ace recorded his fifth double-digit strikeout game of the season and second in a row. The Padres ran up his pitch count to 113 by the end of the sixth, which prevented him from going deeper into the game, although he appeared to lobby in the dugout for another inning before being lifted for pinch-hitter Anthony Rendon. Scherzer's next chance will come against the Brewers on Friday.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
2 months ago

Scherzer (8-4) was dominant against the Cubs in a 4-1 win Monday, allowing just one run on two hits while striking out 11 without a walk over seven innings.

EDGE Analysis

The only damage against Scherzer was an Addison Russell solo homer in the sixth, but Washington's three runs in the bottom of the frame assured the right-hander a win. Scherzer's on a roll at the moment, with just three runs allowed and 28 strikeouts over his last three outings. He has an excellent opportunity to keep the good times rolling in a Saturday road matchup with the light-hitting Padres next time out.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
2 months ago

Scherzer (7-4) silenced the White Sox offense over seven innings Wednesday, allowing just five hits and a walk while striking out six.

EDGE Analysis

The sparkling effort snapped a six-game streak of allowing homers, a stretch in which he watched 11 balls sail over the fence. Although Scherzer's had some bright and shining moments this year -- that 20-strikeout game comes to mind -- he's been a bit inconsistent and clearly prone to the long ball. The 31-year-old righty can, however, lay claim to the third-most whiffs in the major leagues (107) and ought to see his stats continue normalizing moving forward, assuming he can do a better job of keeping the ball in the yard. Considering his track record, there's plenty of reason to believe he can do just that.