Max Scherzer
SP WSH
2 days ago

Scherzer (8-5) was charged with two unearned runs on two hits and one walk over eight innings in a loss to the Marlins on Wednesday. He struck out 11.

EDGE Analysis

His slider looked as devastating as ever for most of the afternoon and Scherzer flirted with his third career no-hitter, but it was not to be. A.J. Ellis broke up the no-no in the eighth, and the lead was gone shortly thereafter following an error and a wild pitch. It was a disappointing outcome for fantasy owners, but Scherzer continues to perform at an elite level -- even better than Clayton Kershaw to this point.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
7 days ago

Scherzer (8-4) struck out 10 over eight innings Friday, allowing one run on four hits and two walks, in a 7-2 win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

He struggled to find his release point early, hitting batters with pitches in each of the first two innings, but by the fourth Scherzer was back in his usual dominant form and seemed headed for a shutout until Jose Reyes led off the bottom of the eighth with a solo homer. The right-hander has now fanned double-digit batters in five straight starts and eight in total, and delivered quality starts in 12 of 14 outings so far this season. Scherzer will next take the mound Wednesday in Miami.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
2 weeks ago

Scherzer (7-4) took the loss during the Nationals' 5-1 loss to the Rangers on Sunday, despite giving up just two earned runs on three hits with 10 strikeouts over 7.1 innings.

EDGE Analysis

With his fourth strikeout of the game, Scherzer reached the 2,000-strikeout milestone, becoming the 80th pitcher in MLB history to reach that mark. Over his last four starts (32 innings), Scherzer has been charged for just four runs and has struck out 48. He did, however, have his winning streak of three snapped Sunday.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
2 weeks ago

Scherzer (7-3) allowed one unearned run on three hits and two walks while striking out 14 in seven innings during Tuesday's win over the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

The first nine outs he recorded came via strikeout, as Scherzer fanned double-digit batters for the third straight start and sixth time this season. Last year's NL Cy Young Award winner is putting up even better numbers so far in 2017, and he'll next face the Rangers at home Sunday.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
3 weeks ago

Scherzer (6-3) allowed only one run on five hits while striking out 11 in Wednesday's complete-game win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

He's now racked up double-digit strikeouts in four of his last starts, giving him an NL-leading 100 Ks on the season. Scherzer is on track for his third straight season with a sub-3.00 ERA and sub-1.00 WHIP, and he'll next take the mound Tuesday on the road against the Dodgers.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
4 weeks ago

Scherzer (5-3) allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out 13 over 8.2 innings to earn the victory Friday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Scherzer allowed a solo homer to Ryan Schimpf, but otherwise was masterful in shutting down the Padres offense. The fantasy ace continues to be a dominant lineup option, as he's fanned 49 hitters over his last 34.2 innings. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Giants.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
1 month ago

Scherzer will start the Nationals' series opener Friday against the Padres, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was initially projected for Saturday, so this is just acknowledging his official assignment for fantasy lineup purposes. Scherzer struggled against Atlanta on Saturday, giving up three runs on four hits (two home runs) and three walks over only five innings. Still, the fantasy ace owns a crisp 3.02 ERA, 11.5 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
1 month ago

Scherzer (4-3) allowed three runs on four hits and three walks over five innings while striking out six in Saturday's loss to the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

He was having trouble consistently hitting his spots in this one, as Atlanta took Scherzer deep twice and his three walks tied his season high. It's possible that the 32-year-old's left knee isn't quite 100 percent after he was hit by a line drive in his previous start, but don't expect Scherzer to miss any time even if it is still bothering him. His next start is scheduled for Thursday at home against the Mariners.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
1 month ago

Scherzer has no swelling in his left knee after being hit by a line drive in his last start against the Pirates, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander went down in a heap after taking the comebacker off his plant leg in the fourth inning Sunday but was able to stay in the game and pitch two more innings. Scherzer wasn't able to do his normal post-start running, but he did do some jogging and all signs point to him avoiding any lingering issues from the scare. He should be able to make his next start Saturday in Atlanta.

Max Scherzer
SP WSH
1 month ago

Scherzer allowed three runs on nine hits with no walks across six innings in a no decision Sunday against the Phillies. He struck out eight.

EDGE Analysis

Scherzer allowed two runs on three hits and a hit batsman in the fourth before allowing another during a short rally in the sixth. He threw 70 percent of his pitches for strikes and reached eight punhcouts for the fifth time in eight starts, but another late bullpen lapse cost him a shot at his fifth win of the season. This was just the second time the ace right-hander had allowed as many as three runs this season en route to a 2.80 ERA, and he will carry an excellent 11.5 K/9 into Saturday's start against the Braves.