FantasySP / MLB / Max Scherzer FantasySP / MLB / Max Scherzer Copyright 2018 5217776 <![CDATA[Scherzer K's 13 Dodgers but denied win]]> Max Scherzer took no decision after allowing two runs, five hits and three walks to go with 13 strikeouts over seven innings vs. the Dodgers.

Spin: He gave up a run-scoring single in the first inning and a solo home run in the fifth to Max Muncy, but Scherzer did not yield any more. Scherzer threw a season-high 121 pitches to navigate through seven innings, the third most pitches thrown in baseball this season. It's also Scherzer's seventh outing with double-digit strikeouts. Nats closer Sean Doolittle blew his first save of the season, otherwise Scherzer would have improved to 8-1. His 1.78 ERA in 10 starts is fifth best in MLB, and his 104-to-16 K/BB ratio is even harder to top. His next scheduled start comes Friday at Miami.]]> 5217776 Sun, 20 May 2018 0:56:09 EDT
<![CDATA[Max Scherzer allowed two earned runs, five hits and three walks]]> Max Scherzer allowed two earned runs, five hits and three walks with 13 strikeouts over seven innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Dodgers. Scherzer threw 89 of his 121 pitches for strikes, leaving the game with a 4-3 lead. [...]]]> 5217764 Sun, 20 May 2018 0:42:08 EDT <![CDATA[Stripling opens split twin bill vs. Nationals]]> Ross Stripling to the mound against Washington's Tanner Roark in the first game at 11:05 a.m. PT. Rich Hill is slated for the second game against Nats ace Max Scherzer at 5:05 p.m.]]> 5216927 Fri, 18 May 2018 21:21:02 EDT Official Los Angeles Dodgers <![CDATA[Washington Nationals’ lineup for series opener with the Los Angeles Dodgers in D.C.]]> Max Scherzer will start in Nationals Park against the Dodgers if they play tonight...

Washington’s Nationals dropped two of three in Los Angeles when they visited Dodger Stadium back on April 20-22, taking the series opener 5-2 behind a strong start by Max Scherzer before dropping the next two games to the Dodgers.

“I do believe that we battled,” Nats’ skipper Davey Martinez told reporters, including MASN’s Mark Zuckerman, after the second straight loss in the series finale in LA.]]> 5216839 Fri, 18 May 2018 17:42:01 EDT Federal Baseball
<![CDATA[Friday's game between the Dodgers and Nationals has been postponed]]> [...]]]> 5216821 Fri, 18 May 2018 17:07:16 EDT <![CDATA[Nationals set rotation vs Dodgers: Max Scherzer to face LA in D.C. on Friday...]]> Max Scherzer will face the Dodgers on Friday, Tanner Roark will go on Saturday, and Stephen Strasburg will face LA on Sunday in Washington, D.C.

Max Scherzer was scheduled to start in the second of two with the New York Yankees in the nation’s capital on regular rest on Wednesday night after manager Davey Martinez decided to reshuffle the Washington Nationals’ rotation with two scheduled off days on Tuesday and Thursday.

Both the completion of Tuesday night’s suspended game and the finale of the two-game set were postponed due to inclement weather, however, so Scherzer will make his next start on Friday night against Los Angeles in the series opener with the Dodgers]]> 5215992 Thu, 17 May 2018 3:21:01 EDT Federal Baseball
<![CDATA[Max faces Dodgers as homestand continues]]> Max Scherzer starts vs. the Dodgers at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday to open a three-game series. Scherzer is on pace to lead the National League in strikeouts for the third straight season.]]> 5215818 Wed, 16 May 2018 20:49:01 EDT Official Washington Nationals <![CDATA[Wednesday's game between the Nationals and Yankees has been]]> [...]]]> 5215578 Wed, 16 May 2018 16:07:07 EDT <![CDATA[Bypasses Roark in pitching schedule]]> The Nationals have elected to move Scherzer up in the pitching schedule, putting the right-hander in line for his next start Wednesday against the Yankees, the Associated Press reports.

Scherzer had previously been on track to start Friday's series opener against the Dodgers, but an off day Monday will allow the Nationals to deploy their ace Wednesday on his normal four days' rest. With the Dodgers sitting at a disappointing 16-24 on the season, it probably makes sense for the Nationals to reserve Scherzer for a matchup against a more formidable opponent in the Yankees, who are tied with the Red Sox for baseball's best record (28-12) and pace the majors with 5.8 runs per game. The adjustment in the pitching schedule will result in Tanner Roark being pushed back from Wednesday to start Friday against Los Angeles.

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<![CDATA[Max Scherzer dominates D-backs, drives in winning run in Nationals’ 3-1 win]]> Max Scherzer gave up a solo home run in the third, then retired 15-straight D-backs’ hitters in what ended up a 3-1 win for the Nationals.

Max Scherzer talked last May, before he took them on for the sixth time in his career, about the motivation he had facing Arizona’s Diamondbacks, the team that selected him in the first round of the 2006 Draft and traded him to Detroit in December of 2009 as part of a three-team deal with the New York Yankees.

“Any time you face your old team, you’re going to be excited to go out there and get them,” Scherzer told reporters, as quoted by ESPN’s Eddie Matz]]> 5212757 Sat, 12 May 2018 10:07:01 EDT Federal Baseball
<![CDATA[Nationals look to clinch series against Diamondbacks]]> Max Scherzer became the major league leader in wins after getting his seventh victory Friday, when the Nationals inched closer to becoming the first team to take a series from Arizona this season.]]> 5212723 Sat, 12 May 2018 5:07:01 EDT Jayson Stark <![CDATA[Scherzer fans 11, pitches Nationals past Diamondbacks 3-1]]> Trea Turner's leadoff home run and working out of an early jam, Max Scherzer cruised to another victory Friday night. The two-time NL Cy Young Award struck out 11 over seven innings of four-hit ball, and the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1. ...]]> 5212691 Sat, 12 May 2018 2:28:02 EDT Washington Times <![CDATA[Scherzer fans 11 in win]]> Max Scherzer won on Friday after allowing one run on four hits (one homer) with 11 strikeouts in seven innings against the D-backs.

Spin: Scherzer (7-1, 1.69 ERA) has been nearly untouchable lately, as he has 26 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings over his past two starts (17.6 K/9). He hasn’t given up more than two earned runs in any of his nine starts this season, and he has a Major League-leading 91 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings (14.9 K/9). Scherzer will look to stay hot in his next outing, which is scheduled for May 18 at home against the Dodgers.]]> 5212658 Sat, 12 May 2018 1:35:06 EDT
<![CDATA[Max Scherzer shuts down Diamondbacks offense as Nationals win]]> Max Scherzer struck out 11 over seven innings of four-hit ball, Trea Turner hit a leadoff home run and the Washington Nationals beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 Friday night.        ]]> 5212646 Sat, 12 May 2018 1:21:01 EDT Arizona Republic <![CDATA[Max Scherzer moved to 7-1 after allowing one run in seven innings]]> Max Scherzer moved to 7-1 after allowing one run in seven innings Friday against the Diamondbacks. Par for the course for Scherzer of late. He struck out 11, giving him six games of 10 strikeouts in nine tries. [...]]]> 5212637 Sat, 12 May 2018 0:49:18 EDT