Umpire CB Bucknor faces backlash for terrible call

Umpire CB Bucknor faced some backlash on Tuesday night after making a horrendous call to give the Atlanta Braves a second chance against the Washington Nationals.Chase d’Arnaud was up for the Braves with the bases loaded and two outs in the 9th, with his team trailing 3-1. Facing a 1-2 count, d’Arnaud swung and clearly missed a pitch that bounced in the dirt. Possibly because...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves LIVE To Go: Braves Lose 3-1 to Nationals

The Braves rally late but can't overcome Max Scherzer and the Nationals.
Via FOX Sports South
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Player Preview: Max Scherzer

Mad Max is back. After a stress fracture in his throwing hand slowed him down, the reigning Cy Young winner will finally take the mound for the Nationals in 2017. He didn’t pitch Opening Day for the Nationals in DC, but he will pitch Opening Day in Philadelphia. As fun as it would be to see Max mowing down batters in DC on the first day of the season, it might be even more fun...
Via The Nats Blog
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer draws Friday start as Nationals announce season-opening rotation

Ever since Max Scherzer’s knuckle began to feel better, the Nationals penciled him in as their third starter. The math simply did not permit him to start any sooner with adequate preparation. But April 6 was a more reasonable target. Scherzer and Manager Dusty Baker both said he would probably pitch then, instead of Opening […]
Via Nationals Journal
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Max Scherzer strike out Tim Tebow in 37 seconds

Tim Tebow’s quest to carve out a baseball career has led him to a Spring Training opportunity with the New York Mets. The odds of Tebow making it to the major leagues, let alone being a moderately successful player, were astronomical to begin with. Given he hasn’t played baseball in years and he’s a 29 year old rookie, hopefully that doesn’t come as a huge shock. On Monday...
Via The Comeback
March 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Scherzer makes Tebow look silly in spring training at-bat

What would it look like if Tim Tebow actually got a shot to play in the majors? Max Scherzer gave us a glimpse of how it might turn out in a spring training game on Monday.Scherzer pitched five innings in the Washington Nationals’ exhibition against the New York Mets, and he got a chance to face Tebow. He put him away on three straight fastballs. Observe: The chances of Tebow ever...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer says finger is healed, no longer an issue

The Washington Nationals and their fans can rest easy. Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer — who was dealing with a knuckle injury — threw in Grapefruit League action on Wednesday and had no negative effects. Scherzer went 4.2 innings, surrendered five hits, walked one, allowed two earned runs and struck out four.But as is so often the case with pitchers in spring...
Via Sportsnaut
March 22, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Jake Arrieta looking for Max Scherzer type contract

Jake Arrieta is reportedly open to signing a contract extension with the Cubs, but it could take one of the larger deals in recent memory to make it happen.Back in January, Arrieta avoided arbitration by agreeing to a contract worth a little over $15 million for the upcoming season, which could be his final one in a Cubs uniform. The right-hander is eligible to become a free agent...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Knuckle injury may force Max Scherzer to miss Opening Day

Spring Training is not off to a good start for the Washington Nationals. A knuckle injury on the right ring finger of ace Max Scherzer may keep him from Opening Day.“The most recent MRI results of Scherzer’s finger showed the stress fracture that developed late last season is, as he put it, ‘essentially healed,’” Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reported. “But the...
Via Sportsnaut
February 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer says wife threw his no-hitter jersey in the trash

Max Scherzer has thrown two no-hitters in his career, and the Washington Nationals pitcher saved momentos from both of them. His wife Erica doesn’t seem to have an appreciation for that. On Wednesday, Scherzer tweeted a photo of what he claims was the jersey he wore during his second no-hitter stuffed in the trash. His wife apparently thought it was garbage. Wife was cleaning...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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