FantasySP / MLB / Max Scherzer FantasySP / MLB / Max Scherzer Copyright 2017 5041230 <![CDATA[Maddon: Cubs 'heartbeat' leads way to NLCS]]> Max Scherzer, the probable NL Cy Young Award winner, lurking in the bullpen. Perhaps they should have seen the Nats -- statistically a better team throughout the regular season -- and conceded to the forces working against them. But then they would not have been the Cubs.]]> 5041230 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:14:01 EDT Official Chicago Cubs <![CDATA[Cubs vs. Dodgers: Chicago Tribune NLCS predictions]]> Dodgers in 5

The Cubs' surge since mid-September has been increasingly impressive, especially after solving Max Scherzer in a must-win situation. But the well-rested and well-balanced Dodgers possess too much quality depth, which should result in their first World Series appearance...

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<![CDATA[Max Scherzer took the loss in relief against the Cubs after]]> Max Scherzer took the loss in relief against the Cubs after giving up four runs -- two earned -- in the fifth inning Thursday. Scherzer retired Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo to begin the inning. [...]]]> 5040410 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 1:07:05 EDT <![CDATA[Fall 4! Cubs return to LCS, Fly The W in DC]]> Max Scherzer in a bizarre four-run fifth inning that checked nearly every item in the box score to post a crazy 9-8 victory Thursday night and clinch the National League Division Series.]]> 5040394 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 0:56:01 EDT <![CDATA[No Scher' thing: Ace has rough relief outing]]> Max Scherzer had envisioned, and it appeared he was primed to produce one of those memorable postseason moments. But that was before he fell victim to the reality that absolutely nothing can be assumed in the often wacky environment of playoff baseball.]]> 5040335 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:42:01 EDT <![CDATA[Max Scherzer&apos;s relief appearance in Game 5 led to another Nats meltdown]]>
That Nationals suffered yet another excruciating playoff meltdown against the Chicago Cubs in Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday. And if you’re a seasoned Nationals fan who believes you’re numb to their failures by now … you ain’t seen nothing yet.

In order for this to truly be a Nats meltdown, it had to start with some optimism. Indeed, things looked pretty great for the Nationals entering the fifth. They held a 4-3 lead at the start of the inning, and their best pitcher, Max Scherzer, was coming on in relief. What could go wrong]]> 5040317 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:21:01 EDT Big League Stew
<![CDATA[Max Scherzer pitched in relief for the Nationals in NLDS Game 5. It didn’t go well.]]> Max Scherzer did not get the job done pitching in relief in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Cubs.]]> 5040314 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:14:01 EDT <![CDATA[Nationals GM Mike Rizzo confirmed Wednesday that Max Scherzer]]> Max Scherzer will be available out of the bullpen in Game 4 of the NLDS against the Cubs. Rizzo said it's "all hands on deck" with the Nationals facing elimination in this best-of-five series. [...]]]> 5038933 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:07:07 EDT <![CDATA[Available out of bullpen]]> Scherzer will be available out of the bullpen if he's needed for Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday, Paul Sullivan of The Chicago Tribune reports.

Since Scherzer won't be able to make another start after toeing the rubber during Game 3 against the Cubs on Monday, he will be active in a relief role for the remainder of the series according to general manager Mike Rizzo, with "all hands on deck" as the team faces elimination. During Monday's outing, Scherzer allowed just one earned run off one hit and three walks while striking out seven in 6.1 innings.

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<![CDATA[MLB Playoffs 2017: Storytime with Washington Nationals’ skipper Dusty Baker...]]>
Dusty Baker spends quite a bit of time in front of microphones answering questions as part of his job as the Washington Nationals’ manager, and he tends to dip into his own history in the game on a regular basis when he speaks.

“He's always got a great story for you, somehow, some way,” Nats’ starter Max Scherzer told reporters during his pre-start presser this past weekend.]]> 5038798 Wed, 11 Oct 2017 12:14:02 EDT Federal Baseball
<![CDATA[Max Scherzer will be available out of the Nationals' bullpen]]> Max Scherzer will be available out of the Nationals' bullpen in Wednesday's postponed NLDS Game 4 against the Cubs. Stephen Strasburg will be unavailable due to an apparent illness, but he's lined up to start Game 5 if the National League Division Series makes it that far. [...]]]> 5038409 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 20:21:23 EDT <![CDATA[Max Scherzer told Nationals manager Dusty Baker that he'd be]]> Max Scherzer told Nationals manager Dusty Baker that he'd be ready to pitch in a potential Game 5 of the NLDS against the Cubs. The Nationals still have to get through Game 4 first, but it will essentially be all hands on deck if the season comes down to a deciding fifth game. [...]]]> 5038177 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:42:04 EDT <![CDATA[Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs Odds, Analysis, MLB Betting Pick]]>
The Cubs rallied back for a 2-1 victory in Game 3 on Monday at Wrigley Field after they were no-hit by Washington's Max Scherzer for 6.1 innings.

Betting line: The Cubs opened as -145 favorites (wager $145 to win $100); the total is at 7.5 runs, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. Line updates and matchup report]]> 5037932 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:07:01 EDT Bleacher Report
<![CDATA[Debatable decisions don't go Dusty's way]]> Max Scherzer had a very good night Monday. Dusty Baker, well, the jury's still out on that one. The Nationals dropped another closely contested game to the Cubs, whose 2-1 win can be attributed in part to a pair of questionable pitching decisions by Baker.]]> 5037615 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 0:00:02 EDT <![CDATA[Illinois native Roark back at Wrigley in must-win]]> Tanner Roark has spent the past few seasons pitching in the shadows of Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. But the Illinois native will have a chance to gain widespread attention when he accepts the responsibility of starting what now stands as a must-win game for him and his Nationals teammates.]]> 5037579 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:21:01 EDT