Nats' bullpen bails out Scherzer in 5-4 win over Rockies

DENVER (AP) Washington ace Max Scherzer never did find his groove Monday night. Not a problem, though - the bullpen took care of this one. Five relievers combined for five scoreless innings and Bryce Harper doubled in the go-ahead run in the seventh as the Nationals beat the skidding Colorado Rockies 5-4. Sammy Solis (2-3) got the win and Colorado-native Mark Melancon needed only...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Let’s Keep Talking About Max Scherzer

We were bound to be up against it a bit on a short slate like this one — just 10 games dot the Monday schedule — but all we’ve got for you is one single, solitary ace in isolation. Check ’em—or rather, him —out! Aces in Isolation Max Scherzer (WAS) versus Colorado’s Jorge De La Rosa Scherzer was up to his old tricks in a 3-1 loss to the Indians last time out. And...
Via The Sports Post
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Forget About Max Scherzer

Lost in the midst of the Nats’ disappointing loss to the Indians was another solid outing from Max Scherzer. He took a no hitter into the seventh inning and ended up allowing only three hits and one run over seven innings, leaving with a loss as the lineup failed to provide any semblance of run support. Scherzer was on the cusp of a transcendent outing and though it may not feel...
Via The Nats Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer has 11 Ks, Nationals sweep D-backs with 8-3 win

PHOENIX (AP) Double-digit strikeouts in a game is nothing new for Max Scherzer. Hitting a two-run single is much more rare. Scherzer was strong on the mound with 11 strikeouts in eight innings, but his sixth-inning base hit with two outs and the bases loaded helped lead the Washington Nationals to a 8-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Scherzer (12-6) and his manager...
Via Associated Press
20 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Scherzer in Cruise Control, Sale Looks to Get There

Despite no top-tier duel it’s a pretty solid pitching day across MLB. We’ve got a couple good aces in isolation and a couple of intriguing head-to-head matchups as well. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Max Scherzer (WAS) versus Arizona’s Zack Godley With just one earned run allowed in seven innings last time out against the Giants, Scherzer continued what has been an...
Via The Sports Post
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer had funny exchange with Dusty Baker on mound

Max Scherzer had a funny exchange with manager Dusty Baker during a mound visit in Saturday’s game. Scherzer threw yet another gem as the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-1. The right-hander had a great start to the bottom of the seventh as he struck out the first two batters. But Scherzer walked the next batter, prompting a visit from his manager. The conversation...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Mets announcers critical of Nats fans for not supporting Max Scherzer enough

The New York Mets’ TV announcers were oddly critical of Washington Nationals fans for not applauding Max Scherzer enough during Wednesday’s game between the teams. The Nats won the contest 4-2 behind Scherzer’s 7.1 innings of two-hit scoreless ball. Though the fans applauded and gave Scherzer a standing ovation as he came off the field during the eighth when he was removed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

DPD: Scherzer Leads a Trio of Aces

It’s not an overwhelming day on this baseball Wednesday, but it’s a pretty solid slate with a trio of aces and an intriguing secondary setup. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Danny Salazar (CLE) versus Atlanta’s Joel De La Cruz It’s been an up-and-down June for Salazar, as the Indians have won all four of his starts and he’s posted a 2.42 ERA, but the peripheral numbers...
Via The Sports Post
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer receives hitting tips from fan-made book

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer may dominate opposing batters at the plate, but isn’t nearly as threatening when he steps in the batter’s box. With a career batting average of .194 (which, to be fair, is still very good for a pitcher), Scherzer does not mind getting a few pointers to help improve his approach at the plate, even if it comes from a young fan. Scherzer...
Via The Comeback
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer plays catch with young Mets fan before game (VIDEO)

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer took some time to connect with a young Mets fan before Wednesday’s game. The young boy was seated in the outfield, and, judging by the tweet his dad sent the following morning, Scherzer really made the kid’s day. Video has now surfaced which shows the cool gesture by Scherzer. Check it out below. @Max_Scherzer TY for having a catch...
Via The Sports Daily
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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