Cubs vs. Nationals: Max Scherzer sets $200 million baseline for Jake Arrieta

Jake Arrieta could hit free agency in 2017, and if he does, Max Scherzer set the baseline at about $200 million for the Cubs ace.
Via CSN Chicago
8 hours ago

Nationals beat Cardinals 6-1 to complete weekend sweep

ST. LOUIS -- Max Scherzer pitched seven strong innings to beat his hometown team for the first time, and the Washington Nationals completed a three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 6-1 victory Sunday.Clint Robinson and Danny Espinosa hit back-to-back home runs in the seventh inning, providing the power for Washington on a day when NL MVP Bryce Harper struck out all four...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer, Dusty Baker react to Dee Gordon’s PED suspension

ST. LOUIS — The announcement of Dee Gordon’s 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing substances came at 1:18 a.m. Eastern time Friday. So it wasn’t until later that morning that much of the baseball world, including the Nationals, saw the news about the Marlins’ speedy second baseman. The Nationals are in the same division as the Marlins, face the […]
Via Nationals Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Name That Pitcher: Present Rich Hill or Peak Max Scherzer?

As I begin writing this post, the three most-searched names in the FanGraphs search bar are Jake Arrieta, Rich Hill, and Clayton Kershaw, or, the three greatest pitchers in baseball. I kid. Mostly. Hill faced a righty-heavy Tigers lineup in Detroit last night and threw seven shutout innings while striking out eight, walking none, and allowing just four hits. It’s the kind of start...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer on what has been plaguing him and how to fix it

Max Scherzer is off to one of the worst starts of his career through April, but has an idea of how to fix it.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer struggles again as Nats fall to Phillies

Max Scherzer recorded a quality start, but had labored all evening as the Nats fell to the Phillies 4-3.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer, not Joe Ross, to start on Tuesday against Phillies

The Nationals are exercising caution with Joe Ross and skipping his next turn in the rotation, on Tuesday, because of a blister. Thanks to Monday’s off day, Max Scherzer will start on regular rest Tuesday against the Phillies instead, the team announced. He will be followed by Gio Gonzalez and Tanner Roark, in that order, in […]
Via Nationals Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer’s Home Run Problem

Max Scherzer is a great pitcher. We can all agree on that simple fact. Scherzer did not have a good night for the series finale against the Miami Marlins on Thursday afternoon. That is also not a brave statement. He went five innings and gave up five runs on eight hits for the loss. That is not a Max Scherzer-type start.But all is not lost!Scherzer’s last start was brilliant, going...
Via The Nats Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer Shoves as Nats Take Down Phillies

Though the initial returns were shaky, Max Scherzer ultimately pulled through in the Washington National’s 8–1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.In the bottom of the first, Scherzer was in a two on, one out jam. He worked his way out of the inning on just three more pitches—a pop out by Ryan Howard, followed by a 1-0 ground out from Darin Ruf.Ultimately, this set...
Via The Nats Blog
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals retiring chocolate syrup celebrations for 2016

The world-famous Washington Nationals chocolate syrup celebrations are a thing of the past. Max Scherzer recently said in an interview with Jim Bowden and Jim Duquette on SiriusXM MLB Network Radio that the Nats will be retiring the chocolate syrup parties that marked their no-hitters and walkoff wins in 2015. “That was last year,” Scherzer said, via Scott Allen of the Washington...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

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