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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
1 day 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...
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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
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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! — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 28, 2015 The win improves Washington’s...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
2 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Scherzer pitches & runs Nationals past Phillies

#CurlyWWWWWW — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 23, 2015 Make that six-straight Curly W's! #IBackTheNats — MASN Nationals (@masnNationals) May 23, 2015 Season-high six straight W's #HappyHandshakes! — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 23, 2015 The #Nats are now 18-4 in their...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer Might Be Getting Better

Ever since the Diamondbacks selected Max Scherzer in the first round of the 2006 draft, his potential has been readily apparent to everyone who has watched him pitch. Anytime you have a pitcher with significant fastball velocity and movement, and at least one very strong secondary pitch, the sky is the limit. Stuff is pretty […]
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer explains logic behind celebratory chocolate syrup showers

A handful of times over the past few weeks, Max Scherzer has arrived upon the scene during a heroic Washington Nationals player’s post-game interview with a bottle of chocolate syrup in hand, with which he douses his teammate in an act of sticky-sweet celebration. The pitcher recently explained his reasoning behind using chocolate syrup, given...Read More The post Max Scherzer...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Max Scherzer: Comments on DH were ‘taken out of context’

Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer is attempting to clarify quotes attributed to him and first published in a column by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman by claiming the comments were “taken out of context.” In the column, Scherzer, while discussing St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright’s season-ending injury that occurred during an at-bat, states that he...Read More The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Nats nearing seven-year deal with Max Scherzer

How’s this for an unexpected landing spot for Max Scherzer: the Washington Nationals? According to several media reports that began to trickle out on Sunday, Scherzer and the Nationals have mutual interest in one another, and the two parties are getting close on a seven-year contract. In fact, according to the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore, the contract is “very close”...
Via The Outside Corner
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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