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Braves defeat dominant Max Scherzer on controversial walk-off hit (VIDEO)

It takes a lot to beat Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer these days, but with a fortunate bounce and a favorable call, the Atlanta Braves did just that on Thursday night, handing Scherzer his first loss in four starts. Scherzer, who has pitched eight or more innings in four consecutive starts, entered the ninth inning having retired 10 consecutive batters, and was looking for...
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Atlanta Braves’ Cameron Maybin makes Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer look human

Max Scherzer finally looked human on Thursday night, well sort of. Scherzer had been pitching a one-run ballgame for a good portion of the game against the Atlanta Braves. He had only allowed four hits the entire game against the Braves and then on the fifth hit of the game he lost. Scherzer surrendered a single to Cameron Maybin in the 9th. Before the 9th inning began, he had retired...
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Nationals ace Max Scherzer named NL Pitcher of the Month again

Another sensational month for Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, another NL Pitcher of the Month award. For the second consecutive month, the 30-year-old righty has been honored as the best pitcher in the National League, and one can only imagine he would have been distinguished as the best pitcher in all of baseball for the past two months, if such an official distinction...
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Max Scherzer: Baseball’s Best Arm

Max Scherzer was a free agent this winter, meaning all thirty major league clubs had an opportunity to sign him. Twenty-nine of those clubs are surely kicking themselves now that they see the performance he has put on in the Nation’s Capital. Granted, a vast majority of the team’s in baseball had zero chance to even engage with Scherzer due to their financial constraints,...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Max Scherzer making clever pitches for pinch-hitting duties

Given that Max Scherzer openly — and apparently jokingly — campaigned earlier this season against pitchers hitting in the National League, relegating the practice to the annals of baseball history, it’s surprising that the Washington Nationals ace apparently openly — and again perhaps jokingly — campaigns for pinch-hitting duties. Even better, he does so in...Read More...
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Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer is proving to be money well spent

Max Scherzer is currently the best pitcher in the National League and possibly in the majors. He is coming off one heck of a stretch. In his last start he threw a no-hitter and was so close to throwing a perfect game. Some believe that the batter he hit a pitch with leaned into it. No matter what, Scherzer was very close to throwing a perfect game. On Friday night, for the third...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Sharp- Nats Win 7th Straight!

Max Scherzer was perfect into the 6th inning on Friday night, but the scoreless streak by the Nationals starting pitchers would end at 48 innings in Philadelphia. In the end, the white-hot Nationals won their 7th straight, 5-2. Dear Max, dear #Nats starting pitchers: You are simply amazing. 48.0 innings between giving up a run = unreal. — Washington...
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Nationals’ Max Scherzer named NL Player of the Week

Washington Nationals ace starter Max Scherzer, described by those in the know as the best pitcher in baseball today, was named National League Player of the Week. Scherzer’s first start of last week, Sunday the 14th against the Milwaukee Brewers, was close to perfect. He followed it up Saturday afternoon with a performance so close to perfect that you literally cannot get any closer...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer and Harper: Making history with Nats' 1-2 punch

Last Thursday, Nationals fans had the season flash before their eyes when Bryce Harper‘s leg buckled while attempting an aggressive throw. The Nationals, to this point, have managed to withstand certain injuries, but no injury would be more crippling than a big one to the best hitter in the game. Thankfully for those with an […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer just misses perfect game, throws no-hitter

Max Scherzer sure is earning that new contract. Scherzer, who signed a $210 million deal with the Washington Nationals over the offseason, came within one strike of throwing a perfect game Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park. The right-hander instead settled for a no-hitter as the Nats blanked the Bucs 6-0. Scherzer recorded two quick outs in the ninth inning...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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