Max Scherzer
SP WSH
8 hours ago

Scherzer (19-7) allowed two runs on six hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts over six innings to beat the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Scherzer saw his very first pitch of the night get lofted into the seats by Jean Segura, but recovered well for his seventh consecutive quality start. His nationals trailed 2-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth, but scored four runs in that frame to help their ace turn his 13th double-digit strikeout performance into his 19th win. Scherzer will be going for his second 20-win season if the Nationals opt to let him pitch in the season finale Sunday against Miami.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
6 days ago

Scherzer allowed three runs on four hits and two walks over 6.2 innings Wednesday against the Marlins, striking out eight and earning his 18th win.

EDGE Analysis

Scherzer zoomed through six innings Wednesday before running into trouble in the seventh, when he allowed three runs on a pair of homers before being removed mid-inning. Luckily for him, the Nationals offense found its mojo and provided eight runs of support. Scherzer just continues to put up stellar numbers with a league-leading 267 strikeouts and a 2.82 ERA on the year. He's lined up to start against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, and it could be his final start of the regular season as the Nationals will likely have nothing to play for when his rotation spot comes back around Sunday.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
2 weeks ago

Scherzer (17-7) allowed just two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking eight in a 7-2 victory over Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

Scherzer is pitching his best ball at the perfect time of year for the Nationals. He has won his last five decisions and has not allowed more than two runs in a start since August 20. He has struck out a league-leading batters on the season, and he has been nearly unhittable in the second half, as opposing batters are hitting well-below the Mendoza Line against him.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
2 weeks ago

Scherzer did not factor into the decision against the Phillies on Saturday, firing 6.2 scoreless innings in which he gave up four hits and a walk. He also struck out eight.

EDGE Analysis

The Nationals ace turned in one of his customarily dominant performances but couldn't get any run support whatsoever. Scherzer notched 18 swinging strikes overall while posting his second scoreless start in his last four trips to the mound. The 32-year-old's pitch count has notably risen in each of his last three starts, a potential concern for a veteran pitcher this late in the season. However, Scherzer's arm appears as lively as ever, with 34 whiffs over the 29.2 innings encompassing his last four starts. He'll shoot once again for his 17th win when he takes on the Braves next Friday.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
3 weeks ago

Scherzer (16-7) hurled seven innings against the Braves on Monday, allowing two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five and earning the win.

EDGE Analysis

Scherzer threw an impressive 77 of 107 pitches for strikes Monday, attacking a Braves lineup that is second to last in the MLB in runs scored. While he struck out just five, Scherzer still holds the major league lead in strikeouts with 243 on the year. Pair that with his 2.88 ERA and 0.92 WHIP and Scherzer may have a shot at the NL Cy Young Award this year. He gets another juicy matchup on Saturday against the Phillies, the only team that has scored fewer runs than the Braves this season.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
4 weeks ago

Scherzer will be given an extra day of rest and make his next start Monday at home against the Braves, the New York Times' James Wagner reports.

EDGE Analysis

There had been talk of Scherzer's next start getting pushed to Monday, and that will indeed be the case, as Reynaldo Lopez will make the start Sunday against the Mets. This denies Scherzer's owners of a start this weekend, but it lines him up to make two very favorable starts at home next week, first against the Braves and then against the Phillies next weekend.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
4 weeks ago

As of Saturday morning, the Nationals continue to list Scherzer as Sunday's starter against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

There were reports earlier in the week that Washington might opt to give Scherzer an extra day of rest and push his next start to Monday, but nothing more has developed on that front. Scherzer's owners should continue to assume he will start Sunday's game against Seth Lugo and the Mets until news breaks to contradict that notion.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
4 weeks ago

The Nationals are considering giving Scherzer an extra day of rest before his next start, which would push him from Sunday to Monday, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Nationals' rotation is a bit of a mess right now, with Stephen Strasburg and Joe Ross both on the DL. Fortunately, they have a nine-game lead over the Mets in the division, so they can afford to do things like giving their ace an extra day. Tanner Roark and A.J. Cole will presumably each start one game this weekend, and Lucas Giolito would be an option to make a start if Scherzer is indeed pushed to Monday. While this would cost Scherzer's owners a two-start week this week, it would line him up for an appetizing two-start week next week against the Braves and Phillies, with both games coming at home.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
1 month ago

Scherzer (15-7) struck out 11 while holding the Phillies to two runs on three hits and a walk over eight innings in Tuesday's 3-2 win.

EDGE Analysis

This was Scherzer's second straight dominant outing after he allowed just two hits in eight shutout innings last time out against the Orioles. His lone blemish was a seventh-inning two-run homer by Ryan Howard, but the Nationals ace still managed to pad his incredible strikeout rate (11.27 K/9) and WHIP (0.91). Atlanta's subpar offense is unlikely to trouble the streaking Scherzer in his next start Monday.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
1 month 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.