Max Scherzer SP WAS 4 days ago

Scherzer allowed one run on five hits, walking one and striking out 10 over seven innings of a 4-0 loss to the Mets Friday night.

The high profile match-up between Scherzer and Matt Harvey was just as billed. Both pitchers were on their game, and only a fourth inning solo home run off the bat of Michael Cuddyer cost Scherzer who dropped to 1-3 on the season despite a microscopic 1.26 ERA. A minor thumb injury was clearly not a problem for Scherzer who should be good to go for his next turn.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 5 days ago

Scherzer (thumb) has been confirmed as the starter for Friday's game against the Mets.

Scherzer was set back a few days by his thumb injury, but he has been given the green light to return to the mound. Scherzer and Matt Harvey will square off in a star-studded pitching matchup Friday night.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 7 days ago

Scherzer (thumb) will make his next start Friday against the Mets.

Scherzer has been able to throw from a mound without issue since sustaining an injury to his thumb, so it appears he'll end up missing just one turn through the rotation with the ailment. There was some speculation that his return would come over the weekend against the Mets, but with Scherzer good to go earlier than that, Gio Gonzalez and Doug Fister will slot in as the Saturday and Sunday starters respectively.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 1 week ago

Scherzer (thumb) threw all his pitches during a Tuesday bullpen session and did not report any setbacks.

Scherzer will not start Tuesday as anticipated, but with him able to throw from a mound without issue, it's possible he may not miss any further action. The date for Scherzer's next start has yet to be determined, but the Nationals figure to slot him back into the starting rotation at some point in the near future.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 1 week ago

Scherzer (thumb) will indeed miss his Tuesday start against the Braves, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Scherzer reportedly felt good following a throwing session from flat ground, but manager Matt Williams indicated he would like to wait until he's 100 percent to deploy him again. Tanner Roark appears to be the favorite to start Tuesday in his place, but A.J. Cole also remains an option.

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Manager Matt Williams indicated Scherzer (thumb) will likely miss his scheduled start Tuesday against the Braves, William Ladson of reports.

Scherzer's thumb issue was initially considered minor, but it appears it's a little worse for the wear than the Mets initially let on. He's not expected to miss more than one run through the rotation, however, so a DL stint is unlikely. However, he'll need to show progress with his thumb over the next week to guarantee his next start, which would come Sunday against the Mets. Tanner Roark seems like the top candidate to start in his place Tuesday, but nothing has been confirmed on that front as of now.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 1 week ago

Scherzer (thumb) will not throw from a mound Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.

Scherzer had been hoping to throw a bullpen session Sunday, but will instead be limited to catch in the outfield. It had been previously reported that if he were unable to complete that session, the right-hander could have his turn in the rotation skipped. The team has yet to announce whether that will still hold true, so stay tuned for an update on the Washington ace's status. If Scherzer is still less than 100 percent Tuesday, it wouldn't be surprising to see the team take a conservative approach.

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If Scherzer (thumb) isn't able to throw a bullpen session on Sunday, the Nationals may elect to skip his next turn in the rotation, the Washington Post reports. "What we don't want is for him to go out there, even in a side, and adjust his grip or adjust the way he throws in a bullpen or have something else go haywire," manager Matt Williams said.

The club will be understandably cautious with a pitcher they spent over $200 million on in the offseason. If Scherzer does miss his next scheduled turn on Tuesday, look for the Nats to call up a replacement.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 2 weeks ago

Scherzer's thumb is still swollen Saturday and his typical bullpen session will be delayed at least one day, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports.

This is a bit concerning, as it was expected that Scherzer's thumb issue would not affect his scheduled session Saturday. However, he will try to throw the bullpen Sunday instead, and as of now he could still conceivably make his scheduled start Tuesday. We should know more once it becomes clear if he will be able to throw a bullpen Sunday.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 2 weeks ago

Scherzer's thumb was a little swollen Friday but he remains on schedule to make his next start.

This sounds quite minor, but it's something Scherzer's owners will need to monitor in the coming days to make sure he will in fact make his scheduled start Tuesday in Atlanta.