Cardinals Pitching Has Been Bonkers In 2015

You guys, the Cardinals pitching has been ridiculous this season. #1 in ER (29, next closest is 44) #1 in ERA (2.06, next closest is 2.81) #1 in RUNS (32, next closest is 47) #1 in BAA (.209, next closes is .215) Mike Wacha has made 3 starts. His opponents? Johnny Cueto (’14 All-Star, ’14 NL Cy Young runner up) Johnny Cueto (’14 12th place NL MVP) Max Scherzer (’14 All...
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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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Fantasy Baseball Final: April 23, 2015

Photo Credit: Keith Allison Welcome to the’s nightly fantasy baseball recap, where you’ll find updates on bullpen usage, lineup construction, injuries, and transactions. No matter the format, we have everything you need to know to help you win your league. After some temperamental weather on Earth Day yesterday that included snowfall in both Detroit and Pittsburgh...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Wacha continues to impress as Cardinals pull away from Nationals 4-1

It was a great pitcher’s duel on paper, and the match up between Michael Wacha and Max Scherzer lived up to the hype in the series finale between the Cardinals and Nationals on Thursday afternoon in Washington D.C.Matt Carpenter would lead off the game with a double, per usual. He then came around to score on a wild pitch as the Cardinals took a 1-0 lead in the Top of the 1st....
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Cards beat Nats 4-1 behind another strong start from Wacha

WASHINGTON -- Michael Wacha got the best of Max Scherzer in a pitcher's duel, Matt Adams singled in the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Thursday for their fourth straight series win. Matt Carpenter had two hits and scored a run for the Cardinals, who have won seven of eight. St. Louis took two of three from the Nationals...
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Wacha outdoes Scherzer as Cardinals beat Nationals 4-1

WASHINGTON (AP) Michael Wacha got the best of Max Scherzer in a pitcher's duel, Matt Adams singled in the tiebreaking run in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Thursday for their fourth straight series win. Matt Carpenter had two hits and scored a run for the Cardinals, who have won seven of eight. St. Louis took two of three from the...
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DraftKings: Chris Sale, Max Scherzer Head Tom Caron’s Fantasy Lineup

Aces will be wild in this day of fantasy baseball. DraftKings offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day for the chance to win tons of cash prizes. This year, DraftKings has partnered with NESN to give fans a unique opportunity: Compete against Tom Caron in the sport he knows best for a chance to win the ultimate...
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Daily Pitcher Duels: April 23

Today’s slate isn’t as strong as yesterday’s, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get prepped for a solid day on Check ’em out: Michael Wacha (STL) vs. Max Scherzer (WAS) 4:05 p.m. ET The early returns have been good for Wacha in his first full season back from shoulder issues in 2014. Today he’ll step out of his Cincinnati bubble—the team he’s beaten...
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Daily Fantasy Baseball Strategy: April 23, 2015

View image | Below we’ve got a discussion of the starting pitching situation as well as the best teams to use for stacks for Thursday’s 12-game slate on DraftKings. We’ve also got projections derived from Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, and we have rankings of the top plays at each position. Pitching Perspective Here are our projections for today...
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LEADING OFF: Mets try to tie best win streak in team history

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: --- READY FOR A RECORD The New York Mets will try to tie the team record of 11 straight wins. Bartolo Colon starts against Atlanta as the Mets attempt to match the club mark done four times, most recently in 1990. New York is 9-0 at Citi Field this year. COOL DOWN Young Royals ace Yordano Ventura will try to keep his...
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Cardinals look to Matt Adams to continue pestering Nats in series finale

The St. Louis Cardinals have gotten the better of Washington in recent years, and Matt Adams has been one of the biggest reasons why. Adams looks to keep tormenting the Nationals in Thursday's series finale, though he'll dig in against Max Scherzer, who has been dominant for his new club. The Cardinals fell 2-1 in Tuesday's opener in D.C. with Adams going 0 for 1 as a late substitute...
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Tuesday Night Was A Great Night for D.C. Sports

For most of Washingtonians and natives of the surrounding areas, April 21, 2015 may be the best sports day we have ever witnessed. The Wizards took a commanding 2-0 series lead over the Toronto Raptors following their 117-116 win. John Wall was masterful with 26 points and 17 assists, and Bradley Beal was the perfect compliment dropping a playoff career-high 28 points. Meanwhile...
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Opposing Starters Not Helping The Phillies’ Offense

The Phillies return home after a brutal 10-game road stretch against the division rival New York Mets, and Washington Nationals. The team struggled mightily, finishing 3-7 during that stretch. What hurt the Phillies the most was their lack of offense, as they scored three runs or fewer in seven of the 10 games. Through 13 games in 2015, the Phillies’ offense ranks 27th in MLB in...
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Looking At Shane Greene’s Hot Start

Shane Greene has been masterful for the Detroit Tigers through 2 starts in 2015. In the off-season there was a three way trade between the New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, and the Detroit Tigers. This was the 2nd time the three franchises teamed up to make a trade and the first ended up working beautifully for the Tigers. The deal saw multiple pieces change hands but most...
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Phillies Lose Fifth Straight to Nationals

In a game that could have been a lot closer than it was, the Phillies offense showed some heart against a tough Max Scherzer who pitched eight innings and only gave up four hits. Our own Sean O’Sullivan gave up a three-run home run to Bryce Harper after a single, hit batter, and a flyout to start the bottom of the first inning. After a triple by Obdubel Herrera in the third inning...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Top Phillies 7-2 for Third Straight Win: Five Takeaways

Bryce Harper hit a three-run home run in the first, Danny Espinosa followed with a solo shot, and Max Scherzer was sensational, as the Washington Nationals topped the woeful Philadelphia Phillies 7-2. The Nationals are now on a three-game win streak, improving to 5-6 on the season. They will look for their fourth straight win, and the series clincher in Saturday’s matinee. The...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer, Harper power Nationals to 7-2 win over Phillies

WASHINGTON (AP) Max Scherzer pitched eight strong innings to get his first win with the Nationals and Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer as Washington beat the reeling Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 on Friday night. Danny Espinosa also homered and Ryan Zimmerman added a two-run double to help the Nationals get their third straight win. Scherzer (1-1) scattered four hits and one run and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Early homers send Phillies to sixth straight loss

Max Scherzer earned his first win of the season, and got support from home runs by Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa in Washington's 7-2 victory over the Phillies on Friday.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Harper's early three-run blast backs Scherzer's gem against Phillies

Sean O'Sullivan and the Phillies couldn't climb out of an early 3-0 hole and lost their sixth straight tonight to the Nationals by a score of 7-2. The Phils offense failed to get anything going against Max Scherzer while the home run ball plagued Phillies starting pitching yet again. How...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 11: Phillies at Nationals

Philadelphia Phillies (3-7) at Washington Nationals (4-6) Starting Pitchers:PHI: Sean O’Sullivan (0-0, 3.00) vs.WAS: Max Scherzer (0-1, 0.66) Time: 7:05 pm,TV: CSNWeather: Partly cloudy, 60′sMedia: Twitter and Facebook A note for today: Can the Phillies avoid losing their sixth straight game? They’ll have to beat a somehow winless Max Scherzer to do so, as well as hope...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 11: Phillies vs. Nationals

Philadelphia Phillies (3-7) at Washington Nationals (4-6) Starting Pitchers:PHI: Sean O’Sullivan (0-0, 3.00) vs.WAS: Max Scherzer (0-1, 0.66) Time: 7:05 pm ESTTV: CSPh, MASN 2Weather:  Partly Cloudy, 78 degreesMedia: Twitter and Facebook A note for today:  Ryan Howard still finds himself in the 7th hole in the lineup, while Ryne Sandberg continues to think Jeff Francoeur...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

O’Sullivan draws Scherzer as Phils continue DC series

The Nationals and Phillies will meet for the fifth time in this young season on Friday in the second game of a four-game weekend series between the National League East rivals. Max Scherzer starts for the Nationals, taking a 0.66 ERA -- and a losing re...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Explaining the Washington Nationals’ slow start

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports The Washington Nationals were all but crowned World Series Champions before the season started, but hold on, they currently sit at 2-6. A team this good surely isn’t that bad, are they? What could be the reason? It just really doesn’t make sense when you have the best rotation in baseball, and arguably the best all around staff in baseball. 1...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Starting Pitching Update: April 15th

Photo by: SD Dirk   Through the first two starts of the season, Clayton Kershaw is 0-1 with a 5.84 ERA and a 1.70 WHIP, neither Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer have recorded a win for the Nationals and only Jordan Zimmermann has recorded a win for any of the Nats starters. However, Scott Kazmir is 2-0 with a sub-1 ERA and 18 strikeouts, Shane Greene is 2-0 and has yet to allow...
Via The Fantasy Fix
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Final: April 12, 2015

View image | If you read only one thing… Welcome to the Fantasy Baseball Nightly recap. Throughout Sunday afternoon, we had a trio of aces making their second starts of the season. Max Scherzer and Zach Greinke pitched well and recorded quality starts but it was Felix Hernandez who sounded fantasy baseball alarms. After laboring through five difficult innings...
Via The Fantasy Fix
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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