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The Detroit Tigers’ future is bright

Ace’s don’t grow on trees. The Detroit Tigers lost two of them in a matter of six months. First, the Tigers watched Max Scherzer sign a monster contract with the Washington Nationals because he didn’t fit into the club’s budget. Likewise, David Price, who was acquired by the Tigers at last year’s trade deadline, was traveling a similar path to Scherzer. The left-hander...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer Concedes Greinke ‘Best’ Pitcher in Baseball Right Now

View image | After falling short in his duel with Zack Greinke on Sunday, Nationals’ ace Max Scherzer conceded that Greinke is the “best” pitcher in the game right now. Scherzer (10-8) pitched a strong six innings allowing seven hits and an earned run after a wild pitch allowed Andre Ethier to score from third in the fourth inning. Scherzer battled out...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer blames Taylor Swift for power outages

The Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers were forced to suspend Friday night’s game, and if you ask Max Scherzer, it’s all Taylor Swift’s fault. Nationals Park experienced three separate power outages to its stadium lights throughout the night, causing two separate delays that totaled more than two hours. After the third delay at the beginning of the sixth inning...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Nationals be worried about Scherzer's workload?

There's no denying that Max Scherzer is currently one of the best pitchers in baseball, but the Washington Nationals ace has been throwing a lot of innings lately, which raises questions about how long he'll be able to sustain his dominance. In 18 starts in the first half of the season, Scherzer threw 132 innings, averaging 7 1/3 innings per start. In addition to tossing three complete...
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer ineligible to start All-Star Game

It was recently announced that Max Scherzer would start on Sunday for the Washington Nationals when they take on their cross-state rivals, the Baltimore Orioles. Thus, Scherzer will be ineligible to make the start for the National League in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. In his place? Well, that’s still up for debate. the NL coach, Bruce Bochy, has yet to announce who will start. Scherzer...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer: Baseball’s Best Arm

Max Scherzer was a free agent this winter, meaning all thirty major league clubs had an opportunity to sign him. Twenty-nine of those clubs are surely kicking themselves now that they see the performance he has put on in the Nation’s Capital. Granted, a vast majority of the team’s in baseball had zero chance to even engage with Scherzer due to their financial constraints,...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer making clever pitches for pinch-hitting duties

Given that Max Scherzer openly — and apparently jokingly — campaigned earlier this season against pitchers hitting in the National League, relegating the practice to the annals of baseball history, it’s surprising that the Washington Nationals ace apparently openly — and again perhaps jokingly — campaigns for pinch-hitting duties. Even better, he does so in...Read More...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Scherzer and Harper: Making history with Nats' 1-2 punch

Last Thursday, Nationals fans had the season flash before their eyes when Bryce Harper‘s leg buckled while attempting an aggressive throw. The Nationals, to this point, have managed to withstand certain injuries, but no injury would be more crippling than a big one to the best hitter in the game. Thankfully for those with an […]
Via Fangraphs
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer just misses perfect game, throws no-hitter

Max Scherzer sure is earning that new contract. Scherzer, who signed a $210 million deal with the Washington Nationals over the offseason, came within one strike of throwing a perfect game Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park. The right-hander instead settled for a no-hitter as the Nats blanked the Bucs 6-0. Scherzer recorded two quick outs in the ninth inning...
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer: Comments on DH were ‘taken out of context’

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is attempting to clarify quotes attributed to him and first published in a column by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman by claiming the comments were “taken out of context.” In the column, Scherzer, while discussing St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright’s season-ending injury that occurred during an at-bat, states that he...Read More The...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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