Max Scherzer SP WSH 3 weeks ago

Scherzer was excellent in Sunday's win against the Orioles, allowing just two runs on four hits with seven strikeotus in 8.2 innings.

The righty was victimized by a pair of solo home runs by Adam Jones, but otherwise limited the O's to a pair of singles. Scherzer lowered his ERA to 2.11 as he earned his 10th win of the season, and will resume his Cy Young caliber campaign after the upcoming All-Star break.

Max Scherzer SP WSH 3 weeks ago

Scherzer has been confirmed as the starter for Sunday's game against Baltimore, The Washington Times reports.

Manager Matt Williams announced Saturday that Scherzer would indeed be on the mound for Sunday's series finale. Scherzer will not be available to pitch in Tuesday's All-Star game as a result of Sunday's start.

Max Scherzer SP WSH 3 weeks ago

Scherzer will likely start Sunday's game against the Orioles, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

The Nationals will likely skip Doug Fister to give their ace an extra outing. Scherzer should still be fine to start Washington's first or second game after the All-Star break, against the Dodgers.

Max Scherzer SP WSH 3 weeks ago

Scherzer turned in his worst outing of the year in a loss to the Reds on Tuesday. He gave up five runs on seven hits while striking out four over 4.2 innings.

Tuesday's outing marked the first time this season Scherzer failed to complete six innings. He had completed at least eight innings in each of his last four turns entering Tuesday. Scherzer got off to a rocky start, giving up two runs on three hits in the first, and he later served up a solo shot to Joey Votto, his third home run allowed to a lefty batter this season. Even with the rough outing, Scherzer still ranks fourth in the NL in ERA (2.12), first in WHIP (0.80) and second in strikeouts (143).

Max Scherzer SP WSH 1 month ago

Scherzer (9-6) gave up two runs on five hits and struck out nine in 8.1 innings in a loss to the Braves on Thursday.

Scherzer, the Nationals' $210 million ace, retired his first seven batters before giving up a single to Eury Perez in the third. The right hander pitched his third complete game in his last four starts and is 3-1 with a 1.05 ERA during the dominant stretch, including a no-hitter June 20 against Pittsburgh. Scherzer will have his next scheduled start Tuesday against Cincinnati.

Max Scherzer SP WSH 1 month ago

Scherzer was on his game again Friday night, allowing two runs on five hits, he did not walk a batter and struck out seven over eight innings of a 5-2 win against the Phillies.

Following up his no-hitter last time out, Scherzer (9-5, 1.79 ERA) pitched perfectly into the sixth inning before allowing a double by Freddy Galvis to break up the hitless string. The run he allowed in the seventh inning broke a stretch of 48 innings by Nationals starters without allowing a run.

Max Scherzer SP WSH 1 month ago

Scherzer threw his first career no-hitter Saturday against the Pirates, striking out 10 without issuing a walk.

The 30-year-old was one out away from a perfect game but he hit Jose Tabata on the elbow, though Tabata did appear to lean into it. Scherzer got the next batter, Josh Harrison, to fly out to left to complete the no-hitter, the second no-no in Major League Baseball this season. It marked Scherzer's second straight complete game but just the third of his career. He's allowed three baserunners in his last two outings (57 batters faced).

Max Scherzer SP WSH 1 month ago

Scherzer will have his next start pushed back a day to Saturday against the Pirates, the Washington Post reports.

Doug Fister is rejoining the rotation on Thursday, but the Nats elected to keep rookie Joe Ross in the rotation for at least one more start, bumping everyone else forward a day. Scherzer is coming off a one-hit, 16-K shutout of the Brewers, and will look to continue a stellar first season in Washington.

Max Scherzer SP WSH 2 months ago

Scherzer was lights out Sunday against the Brewers, tossing a complete game shutout and striking out 16 batters en route to his seventh win of the season.

Carlos Gomez led off the seventh inning with a single to break up Scherzer's bid for a no-hitter, and other than an eighth-inning walk, he was nearly flawless on the day. The Nats' ace lowered his season ERA to 1.93 with this outing and will next face the Pirates at home Friday.

Max Scherzer SP WSH 2 months ago

Scherzer took the loss Tuesday, allowing four runs in 6.2 innings against the Yankees.

Scherzer has now had consecutive mediocre starts in a row. In his last two outings the ace has allowed eight earned runs combined. The righty is a strong bet to rebound in his next start, coming this weekend against the Brewers.