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Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Jun 2

Tuesday brings us a strong day of starters with two legitimate aces on the hill (Max Scherzer and Johnny Cueto) as well as a total of nine highly rated pitchers, which I’m arbitrarily defining as rating 110 or better. Prior to compiling these rankings, I was trying to decide whether to add Brad Hand for his Tuesday start against the Cubs. It’s a 16-team league, so pickings...
Via Baseball Professor
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Best hitters and pitchers: Week 8

Welcome to Week 8 of our ongoing series that recaps the best hitters and pitchers from the previous week. This week’s offense is all about third basemen. Between the pitchers it was nearly a tie between 2 single game performances, one in the National League, the other in the American League. BEST HITTER: Todd Frazier, 3B, Reds When people talk about the best active third basemen...
Via Bloguin Best
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Best hitters and pitchers: Week 8

Welcome to Week 8 of our ongoing series that recaps the best hitters and pitchers from the previous week. This week’s offense is all about third basemen. Between the pitchers it was nearly a tie between 2 single game performances, one in the National League, the other in the American League. BEST HITTER: Todd Frazier, 3B, Reds When people talk about the best active third basemen...
Via The Outside Corner
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

The NLeast You Should Know Vol 2.7

Photo: NY Mets The New York Mets were able to make up two games on the Washington Nationals and begin a West Coast trip just one half game behind the division leaders. Let’s take a look at how things played out in the National League East over the last week. Here is how the division looked on Tuesday, May 26th… Washington  27-18New York  25-21  2.5 GB Atlanta  22-22  4...
Via NYMetsLife
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt’s Musings: Random Ramblings Edition

As the calendar turns to June, some things have come to my attention or have just been eating away at me. What better way to work the issues out by writing about them? Some might seem like me harping, but the things have happened regardless of how I feel about them. Ryan Howard’s Wonder Elixir? Ryan Howard is on pace for 30 homers. Did he stumble upon the fabled fountain of youth...
Via Baseball Professor
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Power Rankings (June Edition): How Good Are the Nationals?

Today is the first day of June, which means it’s time for our updated MLB power rankings.  The end of each month marks a good time to evaluate where each team stands in the league as a whole. Find out where Justin Dyer ranks Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer, and the Washington Nationals. Power Rankings Link: http://topsportsreport.com/featured/mlb-power-rankings-june-edition/
Via TopSportsReport
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays-Nationals Preview

Jordan Zimmermann has been the Washington Nationals' most consistent pitcher behind Max Scherzer, giving his club a chance to win virtually every time out. His performance Monday night against the Toronto Blue Jays might not matter if Washington's bullpen can't recover from a terrible few days. The Nationals (28-22) have dropped four of five and were swept in three games by Cincinnati...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

50 games into the season, Nationals offseason moves shine bright

Looking to build off of last season’s 96 win team, the Nationals were extremely active in the offseason. Washington prioritized solidifying their bench, adding to their starting pitching and bringing in middle infield help during the winter offseason. Now, 50 games into the 2015 regular season, here is a look at how some of Washington’s key offseason decisions have played out...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers worried about ability to retain David Price?

The Tigers are reportedly concerned about their ability to re-sign ace pitcher David Price when he becomes a free agent next year, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports: "Detroit is 9-1 when David Price starts, but while the Tigers would love to sign him, word is they aren't overwhelmingly confident they'll be able to keep him long-term. Not much has come out about their late-spring...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers’ starting pitching woes make losing Max Scherzer more lamentable

On Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers used reliever Alex Wilson as a starting pitcher in a 3-2 win over the Oakland A’s. Thursday night, Detroit started Buck Farmer, freshly called up from Triple-A, to start against the Angels and lost 12-2. This is quite a sobering change for a team that rolled out a rotation boasting three Cy Young Award winners — David Price, Max Scherzer and...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Storen Bouncing Back for Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals relief pitcher Drew Storen delivers in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer are getting all the hype, but one man who’s been on the Nationals longer than either of them is proving his worth to the team as well. Drew Storen, longtime...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer's dominance summed up in one stat

Max Scherzer is off to an excellent start in his first season with the Washington Nationals, and has been putting up ridiculous numbers on the mound. However, there's one comparative stat that epitomizes just how supreme Scherzer has been this season. As highlighted by the Washington Post, through his first 10 starts, Scherzer has allowed an opponent batting average of .199, an impressive...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2015.49: Tigers at Angels

The Tigers exploded for 3 runs yesterday, which was enough to hold off the A’s for a 3-2 victory and series win. 4 runs in 3 games isn’t the way I would have called it, but a series win is a series win. This doesn’t do much, however, to dampen the loud concerns regarding this offense. I know I mentioned last week that the dearth of run production emanates from the 4 hole, but...
Via Tigers Weblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer en Route to Become Washington Nationals’ First Cy Young Winner

Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Paul Beaty) After signing a seven-year, $210 million deal in the offseason, Max Scherzer has started his tenure with the Washington Nationals at a blistering pace, proving he is well worth...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Show Early Success, Still Need Work

Chicago Cubs starter Jon Lester delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Chicago, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty) The Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals gave each respective fan base a show during the first two games of the three-game series. The third game presented a pitching clinic with the top-two pitcher...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Thursday, May 28

Yesterday’s Official Lineup featured the indomitable Max Scherzer, who scored 42.15 points in a thorough thrashing of the Cubs, as well as a bunch of players from the ARI@STL game. I made a late switch, swapping out Ender Inciarte and my hidden catcher for Alex Guerrero and Carlos Perez. Both moves paid off handsomely as this lineup scored 132.50 points and finished 1,300-of-19...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tanner Roark unaffected by relegation from Nats rotation

Washington Nationals pitcher Tanner Roark has been demoted from the team's rotation, in large part due to the addition of Max Scherzer, but he doesn't seem to mind it. "I mean, it doesn’t matter, honestly. I love to start and now I've done back-and-forth relief. I just like being out there on the mound, competing," he told 106.7 The Fan, per CBS DC. Roark, who has been pitching...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer dominates & Nationals win again

The Washington Nationals took seven dominating innings from Max Scherzer, another home run from Bryce Harper and some timely late pitching from their veteran relievers to beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 in front of a partisan crowd at Wrigley Field. #HappyHandshakes! On to the next! pic.twitter.com/Bw5R9scZkz — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 28, 2015 The win improves Washington’s...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Harper, Scherzer power Nationals past Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run, Max Scherzer struck out a season-high 13 to outduel Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Wednesday night. The top two free-agent pitchers on the market last offseason, Scherzer (6-3) and Lester faced off in a memorable matchup in the finale of the three-game series. Scherzer, who signed a seven-year...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer and Jon Lester Face Off for First Time in NL

Two American League transplants, Max Scherzer and Jon Lester, will face off for the first time in the National League tonight at Wrigley Field. Scherzer, who joined the Washington Nationals on a seven-year, $210 million deal, and Lester, who joined the Chicago Cubs on a six-year, $155 million deal, have both handled the league change very well so far this season. Scherzer looks...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, May 27

Yesterday’s lineup had a couple late changes brought on due to the weather in Cincinnati. Basically, I was worried about rain impacting the game, so I swapped out Marlon Byrd when I officially saw Andre Ethier was starting for the Dodgers. That caused a little reshuffling, such as swapping out Chris Colabello for Edwin Encarnacion and Giancarlo Stanton for Hunter Pence. Overall...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Lester vs Scherzer in high-priced matchup

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: --- ACES START Top free agent prizes will be on the mound with Jon Lester and Max Scherzer starting as the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals wrap up a three-game set. Lester is 4-0 in five starts in May after going 0-2 in April for Chicago. Scherzer, the 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner, has won four straight starts...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer Dominating in his First Year With the Washington Nationals

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) The Washington Nationals were a hot pick to win the World Series at the beginning of the 2014 season, in a big part due to their great starting...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

With Scherzer out of the way, Phillies look to get to Nationals struggling starting staff

View image | gettyimages.com Sean O'Sullivan was the heavy underdog last night. Facing Nationals starter Max Scherzer, who has been near dominant in 2015, the Phillies did not seem to have a chance. Yet, O'Sullivan allowed just two earned runs in his six innings of work. Unfortunately for O'Sullivan, the...
Via Philliedelphia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer no stranger: O’Sullivan holds his own

Maybe the fourth time will be the charm for Phillies right-hander Sean O'Sullivan. He made his fifth start of the season Friday in a 2-1 loss to the Nationals at Nationals Park, but it was the third time he matched up against Nationals ace Max Scherzer...
Via Philly Sports Live
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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