FantasySP / MLB / Max Scherzer FantasySP / MLB / Max Scherzer Copyright 2017 4837158 <![CDATA[Stephen Strasburg named Washington Nationals’ Opening Day starter as expected...]]> Stephen Strasburg will take the mound as the Nationals’ Opening Day starter for the fifth time in his career next Monday against Miami in Nationals Park.

With Max Scherzer a little behind schedule but likely ready to go for his first turn in the rotation, and things lining up like they were, it was pretty clear who would get called up to start on Opening Day even before the official announcement this morning.

Stephen Strasburg will be starting for the Washington Nationals next Monday in the 1:05 PM 2017 season opener against the Miami Marlins.]]> 4837158 Sun, 26 Mar 2017 13:21:01 EDT Federal Baseball
<![CDATA[Roto Riteup March 26, 2017]]> Stephen Strasburg has been named the Washington Nationals Opening Day starter with Max Scherzer ready, but not 100% ready for the responsibilities. This will be his fourth Opening Day start and is coming off of a 3.60 ERA in 2016.  During the offseason, he decided to pitch from the stretch no […]]]> 4837102 Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:42:01 EDT <![CDATA[Max Scherzer Reportedly 'Not on Track' to Be Nationals' Opening Day Starter]]> Max Scherzer will not start Opening Day for the Washington Nationals, but he is expected to be ready within the first week.According to CSN Mid-Atlantic, "manager Dusty Baker said that [the pitcher] is not on track to be the team's opening day starter" but will likely be the third pitcher in the rotation.Scherzer pulled out of the World Baseball Classic in January after suffering a stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger. He hadn't been able to pitch in spring training until making his debut Wednesday.He allowed two earned runs and five hits in 4.2 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals.Per Jamal Collier of, the pitcher declared himself fully healthy:Now the only issue is building up his stamina in order to pitch a major league game. The Nationals' first game of the season is April 3 against the Miami Marlins. The last game of the series would be April 6, which is when Scherzer is projected to make his season debut as of now.The 32-year-old is coming off his second Cy Young award title, leading the league with 20 wins, 284 strikeouts and 0.968 WHIP.While the Nationals want to make sure their ace is healthy, they have quality rotation depth with Stephen Strasburg and Tanner Roark both capable of matching up with the best pitchers in the league.Read more MLB news on]]> 4832552 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:35:01 EDT <![CDATA[Scherzer says finger healed, should pitch in opening week]]> Max Scherzer proclaimed himself healed following his first exhibition start this year, a 6-1 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. "It's behind me now," Scherzer said. A stress fracture in the knuckle of the ring finger on his pitching hand ...]]> 4832370 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:49:01 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[With Max back in action, Nats even mightier]]> Max Scherzer's good health may not guarantee the Nationals their fourth postseason appearance in six seasons, but it's a step in the right direction.]]> 4832309 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:00:01 EDT <![CDATA[Scherzer: Injury 'behind me now']]> Max Scherzer finally took the mound for his Grapefruit League debut in the National's 6-1 loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday afternoon.]]> 4832307 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:00:01 EDT <![CDATA[Max Scherzer says finger injury healed]]> Max Scherzer proclaimed himself healed following his first Grapefruit League start of the spring, a 6-1 Washington loss to St. Louis. "It's behind me now," Scherzer said Wednesday. A stress fracture in the knuckle of the ring finger on ...]]> 4832201 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:42:01 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[Scherzer drops spring debut]]> Max Scherzer lost while allowing two runs on five hits and one walk with four strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings Wednesday vs. the Cardinals.

Spin: Though it was Scherzer’s first Grapefruit League game after having missed time with a stress fracture in his knuckle, he didn’t show much rust. He won’t be the Nationals’ Opening Day starter, but he also shouldn’t miss much time beyond that. It appears to be safe to draft Scherzer as the second starter overall, just behind Clayton Kershaw.]]> 4832172 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:14:16 EDT
<![CDATA[Nationals drop 6-1 decision to Cards: Max Scherzer makes first Grapefruit League start...]]> Max Scherzer threw 73 pitches in 4 2⁄3 innings pitched against the St. Louis Cardinals in his first Grapefruit League start this Spring.

Max Scherzer gave up five hits and two earned runs in 4 2⁄3 innings pitched in his Grapefruit League debut, but more important than the results was the fact that Washington’s 32-year-old right-hander made it through the outing without any difficulty.

Scherzer was set back this Spring by a stress fracture in the knuckle of the right ring finger, but told reporters after this afternoon’s outing that he’s fine now and on his way to being ready for the start of the 2017 campaign.]]> 4832135 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:49:01 EDT Federal Baseball
<![CDATA[Max Scherzer pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed two runs Wednesday]]> Max Scherzer pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed two runs Wednesday against the Cardinals. Scherzer is back using his normal fastball grip without having any issues with the finger in which he suffered a stress fracture. [...]]]> 4831989 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:07:07 EDT <![CDATA[Nationals' Max Scherzer: Says finger issue is completely behind him]]> [...]]]> 4831981 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:00:14 EDT <![CDATA[Nationals' Max Scherzer: Throws 73 pitches in spring debut]]> [...]]]> 4831912 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:56:11 EDT <![CDATA[Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals: Grapefruit League GameThread - Max Scherzer vs the Cards...]]> Max Scherzer makes his first Grapefruit League start this afternoon against the St. Louis Cardinals. Game Time: 1:05 PM EDT; FOLLOW:’s GameDay audio.

Though he won’t likely be making a third straight Opening Day start, if things progress as planned, without any setbacks or hiccups, Max Scherzer could be ready for the start of the Washington Nationals’ 2017 campaign.

This afternoon, in Jupiter, Florida’s Roger Dean Stadium, the 32-year-old righty is set to make his Grapefruit League debut after working his way back from a stress fracture in his right ring finger.]]> 4831868 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:28:01 EDT Federal Baseball
<![CDATA[Nationals' Max Scherzer: Lined up to be No. 3 starter]]> [...]]]> 4831713 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:14:20 EDT <![CDATA[Pain and perseverance are big parts of a baseball life]]> Max Scherzer is doing everything he can to pitch through his troubles, including a three-finger fastball.]]> 4827408 Sat, 18 Mar 2017 19:35:01 EDT Toronto Star