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Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer is proving to be money well spent

Max Scherzer is currently the best pitcher in the National League and possibly in the majors. He is coming off one heck of a stretch. In his last start he threw a no-hitter and was so close to throwing a perfect game. Some believe that the batter he hit a pitch with leaned into it. No matter what, Scherzer was very close to throwing a perfect game. On Friday night, for the third...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Sharp- Nats Win 7th Straight!

Max Scherzer was perfect into the 6th inning on Friday night, but the scoreless streak by the Nationals starting pitchers would end at 48 innings in Philadelphia. In the end, the white-hot Nationals won their 7th straight, 5-2. Dear Max, dear #Nats starting pitchers: You are simply amazing. 48.0 innings between giving up a run = unreal. — Washington...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Max Scherzer named NL Player of the Week

Washington Nationals ace starter Max Scherzer, described by those in the know as the best pitcher in baseball today, was named National League Player of the Week. Scherzer’s first start of last week, Sunday the 14th against the Milwaukee Brewers, was close to perfect. He followed it up Saturday afternoon with a performance so close to perfect that you literally cannot get any closer...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Max Scherzer and the Benchmarks of Greatness

Whether or not you think Jose Tabata intentionally moved his elbow into the path of Max Scherzer’s two-out, ninth-inning curveball this past Saturday, the final result stood as an example of a very rare phenomenon: a perfect game broken up on the would-be final out of the game. While still securing the no-hitter put Scherzer firmly […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Max Scherzer nearly perfect

The Washington Nationals ace, Max Scherzer hit the mound against the Pittsburgh Pirates the night before Father’s Day. In front of the Washington crowd, Scherzer was absolutely brilliant many would say. So brilliant that his pitching led him to victory and also his name etched in history. Max Scherzer went out to the mound Saturday night, after pitching a one hit shutout in his...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A Weekend Sweep and a Scherzer No-No

The Washington Nationals had a sensational weekend series.  So did starting pitcher Max Scherzer.  Scherzer highlighted a weekend series sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a near perfect game, but a complete game no hitter on Saturday. On Friday night, the Nats downed the Pirates in the weekend series opener by a score of 4-1 behind a another solid start from rookie hurler Joe...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer Misses Perfect Game, Throws No-Hitter

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer had retired the first 26 batters he faced Saturday afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates before hitting outfielder Jose Tabata on the elbow with two outs in the ninth. The prize of this past winter’s free agent market then ended up retiring Josh Harrison on a fly ball to deep left field to complete the no-hitter.   When...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer throws no-hitter against Pirates

Max Scherzer retired the first 26 batters in order on Saturday against the Pirates…then he hit Jose Tabata in the elbow with a 2-2 pitch, just one strike away from a perfect game. Scherzer wasn’t perfect, but he did retire Josh Harrison after plunking Tabata to finish off his no-hitter, the second of the 2015 season (Chris Heston) and the second since the Nationals moved to DC...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  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...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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