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Bumgarner takes issue with Scherzer's comments about pitchers hitting

Madison Bumgarner didn’t take kindly to Max Scherzer’s comment about pitchers “swinging a wet newspaper.”According to Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News, MadBum had the following retort:“Oh, well, my wet newspaper is 34 ½ inches, 33 ½ ounces, and I’m waiting on some new ones right now.”Bumgarner is the reigning Silver Slugger winner for pitchers in the National...
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Nationals' Scherzer to miss start with sprained thumb

ATLANTA (AP) Max Scherzer will not make his scheduled start for Washington against Atlanta on Tuesday night because of a sprained right thumb. Manager Matt Williams says Scherzer may be ready to start ''before another five days.'' Scherzer jammed the thumb while batting against St. Louis on Thursday. He couldn't throw in the bullpen as scheduled on Sunday. Williams says he won't...
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Washington Nationals: Best rotation gets no help

The Washington Nationals have arguably the best pitching rotation in baseball to start the 2015 season. But as the first month of the season unfolds the Nationals find themselves in the basement of the NL East Division with a record of 7-12 (.368). Coming into Monday they have lost five straight, the bats have not come to life, their defense has been dreadful, and the starting pitching...
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Nationals' Scherzer likely to miss next scheduled start

MIAMI (AP) The Washington Nationals say ace Max Scherzer will likely be scratched from his next scheduled start Tuesday at Atlanta because of a sprained right thumb. The right-hander threw off flat ground before Sunday's game at Miami but said his thumb is still sore. He jammed it batting Thursday against St. Louis. The rotation shakeup comes at a bad time for the defending NL East...
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St Louis Cardinals: Offense heating up

The Cardinals took two of three from the Nationals in their mid-week series concluding with a 4-1 win over Max Scherzer on Thursday. The game marked a continued improvement by the Cardinals as they continue winning to the tune of a 10-4 record, tops in the NL Central and hotter than any team not on an 11-game win streak (New York Mets). Against one of the best starting pitchers baseball...
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Nats, Scherzer fall in season opener to the Mets

Max Scherzer (0-1) posted a 0.00 ERA in his first start as a Washington National.  However, errors on defense and lack of offense production cost the Nats a solid Max Scherzer start, as the Nats fell to the Mets 3-1. Scherzer threw 7.2 innings and gave up three unearned runs, while allowing only four hits and fanning eight batters.  Unfortunately, Scherzer also walked off the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nats nearing seven-year deal with Max Scherzer

How’s this for an unexpected landing spot for Max Scherzer: the Washington Nationals? According to several media reports that began to trickle out on Sunday, Scherzer and the Nationals have mutual interest in one another, and the two parties are getting close on a seven-year contract. In fact, according to the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore, the contract is “very close”...
Via The Outside Corner
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The best MLB free agent is still available

Despite a raucous string of events at the Winter Meetings—including deals for Jon Lester, Matt Kemp, Jimmy Rollins, and Yoenis Cespedes—the best player on the open market is still out there. After all the conspiring and proficient machinations on the part of Dodgers VP of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman were pelted out and echoed for days, it’s probably safe to say Max...
Via The Sports Post
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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