Max Scherzer
SP WSH
1 day ago

Scherzer (14-7) twirled eight scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and no walks while striking out 10 Orioles in Thursday's victory.

EDGE Analysis

It was vintage Mad Max on display Thursday as he made one of the most potent offenses in baseball look like a little league team. Should the Nationals make it to the World Series, they have a lot to feel good about when it comes to their ace. In 31 innings against AL team, Scherzer has allowed just three earned runs, 16 hits and two walks while tallying 46 strikeouts (0.87 ERA and 0.58 WHIP). Overall, the right-hander with the best WHIP in the majors for a starting pitcher is on pace to break last season's career-high strikeout total of 276.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
6 days ago

Scherzer (13-7) wasn't sharp, but he captured a victory, allowing four runs on six hits over 6.1 innings against the Braves on Saturday. He also struck out six and walked three.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander allowed four runs in his last start, so this makes two very average starts in a row, but Saturday was the first time since July 4 that Scherzer walked at least three batters. Even still, Scherzer improved his record to 13-7 with a 3.05 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 217 strikeouts over 174.0 innings.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
2 weeks ago

Scherzer allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts over four innings in a no-decision Monday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Scherzer induced 11 swinging strikes but was touched up for three extra-base hits, including a home run from Charlie Blackmon. So it often goes for pitchers facing the gauntlet that is Coors Field. The performance snaps an eight game quality start streak in which he owned a 1.44 ERA with a 70:11 K:BB over 56.1 innings. He'll be glad to leave Coors Field for his next start, coming this Saturday in Atlanta.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
2 weeks ago

Scherzer (12-7) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk while striking out 10 Indians in Tuesday's loss.

EDGE Analysis

Scherzer sat down the first 14 batters he faced and took a no-hitter into the seventh Tuesday before things came undone. With one out in the seventh he allowed his two runs on three consecutive hits to drop his first game since July 4. The right-hander has now logged six consecutive quality starts to lower his ERA 2.80, its lowest mark since his first start of 2016 back on April 4. Scherzer's 10 K's against the Indians gave him the MLB lead with 208 on the year, and marked his five straight season of 200-plus strikeouts.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
3 weeks ago

Scherzer (12-6) allowed three runs on four hits, struck out 11 and walked just one over eight innings in a victory over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander is still having problems with home runs. He allowed two more solo shots Wednesday. Scherzer has allowed a league-leading 24 homers this season, but he remains one of the best pitchers at recording strikeouts. His 11.37 K/9 rate is second only to Jose Fernandez in baseball. Scherzer also has a 2.87 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 198 strikeouts in 156.2 innings.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
4 weeks ago

Scherzer (11-6) threw seven inning in Friday's win over the Ginats, allowing just one run on five hits and two walks while striking out six.

EDGE Analysis

He got some help from his defense, including the first triple play in Nationals' history, but Mad Max still did his part to record his sixth straight quality start and 17th in 22 outings this season. Scherzer will next take the mound Wednesday in Arizona.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
2 months 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.