Max Scherzer SP WAS 2 days 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 week 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 weeks 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.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 3 weeks ago

Scherzer rebounded after a rough start, going seven innings Monday against the Diamondbacks and only allowing one run while striking out six.

On May 6, Scherzer gave up five earned runs and 10 hits to the Marlins, but rebounded nicely Monday. His ERA is down to 1.99 and his WHIP is at 0.93, among the best int he league. His next scheduled start is Saturday against the Padres.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 3 weeks ago

Scherzer (2-3) had his worst start of the year Wednesday against the Marlins, allowing five runs on 10 hits over seven innings, but he struck out 10 and collected his second win.

Had Nationals manager Matt Williams elected to end Scherzer's day after two runs and seven hits over seven strong innings, he would have finished with yet another quality start. Unfortunately, it didn't work out that way -- Scherzer went out there to start the eighth and made a mess, giving up two singles followed by a Giancarlo Stanton homer. Of course, considering that Scherzer had allowed five earned runs -- total -- in his first five starts of the season, we're willing to cut him plenty of slack. He'll next face the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Max Scherzer SP WAS 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 month 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 month 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.