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Daily Pitcher Duels: Sep. 2

It's a balanced yet star-studded pitching day across this MLB slate, as there are three solid matchups and three individual aces each worth keeping an eye on. Check 'em out: Max Scherzer (WAS) vs. Michael Wacha (STL) 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN Scherzer will be glad to turn the page to September after a rough August, as the first-year Nationals starter posted a 6.43 ERA over that month...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals face hometown boy Scherzer while he's in a rut

If the Washington Nationals are going to make a September push, they're probably going to need Max Scherzer to start pitching like a Cy Young Award candidate again. The right-hander may be especially motivated to turn things around in his hometown. Mired in arguably his worst stretch, Scherzer will try to help the Nationals end their road woes Wednesday night in a showdown with Michael...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals face hometown boy Scherzer while he's in a rut

If the Washington Nationals are going to make a September push, they're probably going to need Max Scherzer to start pitching like a Cy Young Award candidate again. The right-hander may be especially motivated to turn things around in his hometown. Mired in arguably his worst stretch, Scherzer will try to help the Nationals end their road woes Wednesday night in a showdown with Michael...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Battle For NL East: Can Nationals Catch Mets?

Before the 2015 MLB season began, the Washington Nationals appeared to be the team to beat in all of baseball. After winning 96 games last season and adding Max Scherzer to bolster what was already one of the top rotations in baseball, the Nationals looked unbeatable in not only the meager NL East but also in the league. Yet heading into the September playoff push, the Nationals...
Via The Sports Quotient
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman Deserves Credit

This past offseason Brian Cashman, the New York Yankees’ General Manager, opted not to throw millions at the likes of Max Scherzer and Hanley Ramirez. Instead, Cashman decided to make a flurry of smaller moves that have proved to pay big dividends for the Wild Card-leading New York Yankees. Brian Cashman went out and traded RHP Shane Greene in a three-way trade to acquire Didi...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Final: August 28, 2015

Welcome to The Fantasy Fix’s nightly fantasy baseball recap, where you’ll find updates on bullpen usage, lineup construction, injuries, and transactions. Whether you play season-long or daily fantasy, expect to see the best coverage from every team, every night, all season long. On a night where saw all 30 teams in action, runs were at somewhat of a premium with so many top-notch...
Via The Fantasy Fix
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals fall behind early, lose to Marlins 4-3

WASHINGTON (AP) Martin Prado and Marcell Ozuna homered off Washington starter Max Scherzer, and the Miami Marlins built a three-run lead and held on to beat the Nationals 4-3 on Friday night. The Nationals began play 6 1-2 games behind the NL-East leading Mets. Scherzer (11-11) went seven innings, allowing four runs and six hits. After surrendering Ozuna's homer to open the fourth...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Prado, Marcell Ozuna power Marlins past Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Martin Prado and Marcell Ozuna homered off Washington starter Max Scherzer, and the Miami Marlins built a three-run lead and held on to beat the Nationals 4-3 on Friday night. The Nationals began play 6 1-2 games behind the NL-East leading Mets. Scherzer (11-11) went seven innings, allowing four runs and six hits. After surrendering Ozuna's homer to open the fourth...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin Prado, Marcell Ozuna power Marlins past Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Martin Prado and Marcell Ozuna homered off Washington starter Max Scherzer, and the Miami Marlins built a three-run lead and held on to beat the Nationals 4-3 on Friday night. The Nationals began play 6 1-2 games behind the NL-East leading Mets. Scherzer (11-11) went seven innings, allowing four runs and six hits. After surrendering Ozuna's homer to open the fourth...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer gave pricey gifts to catchers on no-hitter, one-hitter

Max Scherzer has enjoyed a pretty successful season in his first year with the Washington Nationals, a campaign highlighted by incredible back-to-back starts in June that saw the ace pitch a one-hitter and then a no-hitter. Scherzer went out of his way recently to express gratitude to the guys who sat behind the plate and played a significant part in his consecutive, dominant...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 6:30 P.M. It's been five seasons since Max Scherzer lost three straight starts, and slightly longer since he went a full calendar month without a victory. The right-hander looks to keep both from happening Friday night when his Washington Nationals host the Miami Marlins. In his first season as a full-time starter with Arizona...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals game preview

TV: FOX SPORTS FLORIDA TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 6:30 P.M. It's been five seasons since Max Scherzer lost three straight starts, and slightly longer since he went a full calendar month without a victory. The right-hander looks to keep both from happening Friday night when his Washington Nationals host the Miami Marlins. In his first season as a full-time starter with Arizona...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins-Nationals Preview

It's been five seasons since Max Scherzer lost three straight starts, and slightly longer since he went a full calendar month without a victory. The right-hander looks to keep both from happening Friday night when his Washington Nationals host the Miami Marlins. In his first season as a full-time starter with Arizona in 2009, Scherzer (11-10, 2.79 ERA) went 0-2 with a 3.48 ERA in...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer Drops $5.2 Million On House With Carpet Around Indoor Pool

  Max Scherzer will collect $17,142,000 for his efforts this season with the Washington Nationals. Then he’ll make $22,143,000 for...
Via Busted Coverage
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Reliance on fastball has Nationals' Strasburg in dominant form

While Max Scherzer is considered the unquestioned ace of the Washington Nationals starting rotation, Stephen Strasburg is emerging as a difference-maker for the stretch run.Strasburg turned in his fourth consecutive superb outing this month since coming off the disabled list, leading the Nationals to an 8-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.Two stints on the DL and...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Adjust Rotation To Prepare For Mets Matchup

In an effort to align their best pitchers against their division rivals, the Washington Nationals will skip Max Scherzer‘s scheduled start tomorrow and instead pitch Saturday as reported by James Wagner of the Washington Post. Doing this will align Scherzer, Jordan Zimmerman and Stephen Strasburg to face the mets twice in the final month of […]
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Could The Nationals Be Turning It Around?

Coming into 2015, the Washington Nationals were the one team that nearly everyone thought was going to make the playoffs. They were in a so called “weak” NL East division and they were far and away better than their divisional counterparts. Thus far in 2015, however, it has not been the Nationals team we expected at all. They went out and signed ace Max Scherzer and in the beginning...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals bump Scherzer back to line up rotation versus Mets

The Washington Nationals are adjusting their pitching rotation with their eyes aimed squarely at the New York Mets.The Nationals announced Tuesday that ace Max Scherzer will skip his scheduled start on Wednesday and be moved back to Saturday, allowing Washington to line up its top three starters to face the National League East-leading Mets twice in the final month.Right-handers...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The season isn't completely lost for the Washington Nationals

Bartolo Colon The Washington Nationals are in free fall.  They have lost 8 of their last 10 games and now own a record that is below .500.  Their offense has seemed to disappear and so has their defense.  A team that once was the favorite to win the National League East is now 5 games behind the New York Mets.  Wait, what?  The Mets?  The Nationals are behind a team that...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Rebuilding the Tigers… Or Not

Two weeks ago, the Detroit Tigers essentially fired long-time General Manager Dave Dombrowski. Despite four consecutive division titles — a streak that will end this year, of course — and a lot of success over the last decade, Dombrowski was unable to bring a championship back to Motown, and with their window closing and the team struggling, ownership decided to make a change...
Via Fangraphs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer buys $5.2 million home on Potomac River

YouTube Max Scherzer and his wife Erica recently purchased a home in McLean, Virginia on the Potomac River for $5.2 million – or about 1/40th of the amount the Nationals will pay him over his $210 million contract.  An article in the Washingtonian Magazine reports that the Scherzers plan on a multi-million renovation for the four bed, four and a half bath house that totals...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 20

It's an extremely limited slate with just 11 MLB games today. And while there's no obvious duel, there are a few different pitchers worth keeping an eye on. Check 'em out: Chris Archer (TBR) vs. Collin McHugh (HOU) 8:10 p.m. ET Archer was already one of the American League's finest pitchers coming into the season, but this year he's taken it to a whole new level. Not only does...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Scherzer returns to Coors, Nova goes for Yanks

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Thursday: ---- WELCOME BACK Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer will make his first appearance at Coors Field since 2009. Scherzer has a 5.63 ERA in three starts in Denver, but hasn't pitched there since blossoming into a Cy Young pitcher with the Tigers after a trade away from the Diamondbacks and the NL West in 2009. Yohan...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

D.C. collapse: what brought down the Nationals?

High expectations can be a dangerous thing. Almost everyone expected the Washington Nationals to be really, really good this year. Many expected them to win the National League, and just as many picked them to win the World Series. They were a team that didn’t have many obvious weaknesses; instead, they added to their strengths, signing the top free agent starting pitcher on...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 17

It's a short slate across MLB today with just 10 games, but we've dug into bringing you the very best matchups of the day. Check 'em out: Chris Heston (SFG) vs. Michael Wacha (STL) 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN Heston essentially came out of nowhere, like many Giants stalwarts do. The 27-year-old right-hander was a 12th-round pick in 2009 and spent six seasons in the minors with good,...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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