Scherzer praises Drew, explains reasons for win vs. Padres

Max Scherzer went seven strong innings to help the Nationals to a win. He talked postgame about why his stuff was right Saturday night.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer pitches well again, continuing starters hot streak - Byron Kerr

Right-hander Max Scherzer pitched Sunday. And he pitched really well. No, really he did. The Nationals allowed only two runs in 18 innings Sunday. The game took so long, Scherzer felt like he was already preparing for his next start. "My arm hurts it's so long ago," Scherzer said. "Now ... Read More
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Max Scherzer and Shawn Kelley Mock Each Other’s Grunts

WASHINGTON — Nationals hurler Max Scherzer turned up the heat for his scoreless sixth inning against the American League Monday night. After inducing a groundout from Eric Hosmer (Scherzer was the only pitcher Hosmer didn’t get a hit against), and a flyout from Carlos Beltran, Scherzer reached back for something special on his fifth pitch to Matt Wieters. According to Statcast...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Worst Called Strike of the First Half

Yesterday, I wrote about the worst called ball of the first half, and that post always makes this post a necessity. Within that post, I noticed something: The worst called ball of the first half was thrown by an Angels pitcher, to a White Sox hitter. Last year, the worst called ball of the season was thrown by a White Sox pitcher, to an Angels hitter. It all balanced out. Tremendous...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer had funny exchange with Dusty Baker on mound

Max Scherzer had a funny exchange with manager Dusty Baker during a mound visit in Saturday’s game. Scherzer threw yet another gem as the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-1. The right-hander had a great start to the bottom of the seventh as he struck out the first two batters. But Scherzer walked the next batter, prompting a visit from his manager. The conversation...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats’ Max Scherzer ‘Elated’ for All-Star Nod

WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer has made every All-Star team since 2013, pitching for both the American and National leagues. On Friday, it was announced that his streak would continue, capping off another impressive first half for the Nats ace: Max Scherzer will replace teammate Stephen Strasburg on the active All Star roster. Strasburg will not pitch...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets announcers critical of Nats fans for not supporting Max Scherzer enough

The New York Mets’ TV announcers were oddly critical of Washington Nationals fans for not applauding Max Scherzer enough during Wednesday’s game between the teams. The Nats won the contest 4-2 behind Scherzer’s 7.1 innings of two-hit scoreless ball. Though the fans applauded and gave Scherzer a standing ovation as he came off the field during the eighth when he was removed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Viral Mets Family Makes Trek to Nats Park (After Buying Scherzer Jersey)

WASHINGTON — Mets fan Joe La Rocca was floored by Nationals fans’ generosity last month after a video went viral of his son playing catch with Max Scherzer at Citi Field. #THIS. Playing catch with Max. (via @joerock101) — MLB (@MLB) May 20, 2016 A number of those fans had reached out to Joe on Twitter, flooding his mentions with all kinds of nice...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Scherzer Leads a Trio of Aces

It’s not an overwhelming day on this baseball Wednesday, but it’s a pretty solid slate with a trio of aces and an intriguing secondary setup. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Danny Salazar (CLE) versus Atlanta’s Joel De La Cruz It’s been an up-and-down June for Salazar, as the Indians have won all four of his starts and he’s posted a 2.42 ERA, but the peripheral numbers...
Via The Sports Post
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer receives hitting tips from fan-made book

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer may dominate opposing batters at the plate, but isn’t nearly as threatening when he steps in the batter’s box. With a career batting average of .194 (which, to be fair, is still very good for a pitcher), Scherzer does not mind getting a few pointers to help improve his approach at the plate, even if it comes from a young fan. Scherzer...
Via The Comeback
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

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