Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
2015 Draft Prep Guide
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
31 Max Scherzer SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/215 | Birthdate: 7/27/1984 | Birthplace: St. Louis, MO | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Washington | College: Missouri | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $6,725,000 | Owned/Started%: 98/88 | Average Draft Position: 8.30
WAS

Latest Updates

 

Nationals SP Max Scherzer blanks Marlins through seven innings


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/30/2015) Nationals ace Max Scherzer was outstanding against the Marlins on Thursday, as he fired seven shutout innings in the 1-0 victory. Scherzer allowed three hits and three walks while striking out six. He threw 109 pitches, as he pretty much dominated the Marlins all afternoon.

Scherzer improved to 11-8 and lowered his ERA to 2.22. He did a good job of limiting the Marlins' chances, as he allowed just six baserunners in the outing.

It has been a rollercoaster month for the former Cy Young award winner. Scherzer allowed five runs in two of his six July starts and two or fewer in the other four starts. Overall, he went 2-3 with a 3.41 ERA and a 42:18 K:BB ratio in the month of July.


Nationals SP Max Scherzer has rough outing against Pirates


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/24/2015) A little more than a month after he no-hit the Pirates, Nationals ace Max Scherzer struggled in the rematch on Friday. Scherzer allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings on Friday. He walked one and struck out eight, but did not factor in the decision. The Pirates would win the game 7-5.

Scherzer did not have his best stuff in this one. He allowed a two run home run to Pedro Alvarez in the second inning. Then, after the Nationals scored four runs to take the lead, the right-hander allowed two more longballs in the fifth--a two-run bomb to Gregory Polanco and a solo shot to Neil Walker. 

This was the sixth time in his career that he gave up three home runs in a game. The last time was in September of 2011. 

The poor outing was probably just a blip on the radar for one of the premier pitchers in the game. This was the second time in four starts that he gave up five runs, however.


Nationals SP Max Scherzer unable to outduel Zack Greinke


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2015) Nationals All-Star Max Scherzer threw well over six innings Sunday against the Dodgers. Unfortunately, he went up against Zack Greinke in a battle of All-Star starters and ended up on the wrong end of a 5-0 loss.

Scherzer (10-8) could not outduel Greinke, who pushed his scoreless innings streak to 43 2/3. Scherzer allowed one run on seven hits and one walk, while striking out eight in six innings. He threw 70 of 98 pitches for strikes.

He has allowed two or fewer runs in six of his last seven starts. He has a 2.09 ERA on the season.


Nationals' Zimmermann, Fister and Scherzer lined up against Dodgers


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/16/2015) The Nationals have announced their rotation for the weekend series against the Dodgers to open the second half of the season.

Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann will toe the rubber for Friday's match-up against Clayton Kershaw. Doug Fister will go on Saturday, with 2015 All-Star Max Scherzer wrapping up the series on Sunday.


Heavy workload no sweat for Nationals ace Max Scherzer


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2015) Nationals ace Max Scherzer has pitched 132 innings this season, the highest total at this point in the year of his major league career. It remains to be seen if that bodes well for the second half, but he's certainly not complaining.

Scherzer has thrown 100 or more pitches in 13 of his 18 starts, hitting a season-high 116 in a shutout win over Milwaukee in which he struck out 16.

"I'm fine with the workload," he told masnsports.com. "I've always said I'm built for 110 putches and I go up to 120, low 120s if need be. It just takes a lot of work between the starts and that's what I'm prepared to do and that's what I've always been doing. I'm comfortable with it. I want the ball in those situations."

It certainly seems to be working at Scherzer is enjoying his finest season. He is 10-7 and his 2.11 ERA would be easily a career-best if maintained the rest of the year.


Nationals ace Max Scherzer wins 10th game


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Nationals starter Max Scherzer closed out the season on a strong note, falling one out short of a complete game, but still picking up his 10th win of the first half in a 3-2 win over the Orioles on Sunday. 

Scherzer allowed two solo home runs to Adam Jones but little else as he ended a two-game losing streak, scattering four hits on the day while striking out seven and walking none. 

Scherzer (10-7), lowered his ERA to 2.11 on the year. 


Clayton Kershaw added to NL All Star team, replacing Max Scherzer


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2015) Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw was added to the National League All Star team on Sunday. 

Kershaw, the reigning National League MVP, was not chosen for the team last Sunday. He was one of five players in the Final Vote but didn't win the fan polling. 

Kershaw will replace Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, who pitches Sunday and won't be eligible to pitch in Tuesday's All Star Game. 


Nationals' Max Scherzer will start Sunday, won't pitch in ASG


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/11/2015) Nationals manager Matt Williams confirmed that right-hander Max Scherzer will start Sunday's game against the Orioles, thereby making him ineligible to pitch in next week's All-Star game. 

Scherzer had been considered a favorite to start the game for the National League, but instead he'll close out the first half for the Nationals on Sunday. 


Nationals SP Max Scherzer knocked around for five runs vs. Reds


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/7/2015) Max Scherzer did not flirt with a no-hitter on Tuesday. In fact, the Nationals ace endured his ugliest start in quite some time. Scherzer lasted just 4 2/3 innings against the Reds, allowing five runs on seven hits. He struck out four and did not walk a batter.

Scherzer got into early trouble by allowing two runs to score in the first inning. Then in the third, he gave up a solo home run to Joey Votto before allowing two more runs in the fifth, as the Reds went on to win 5-0.

Tuesday's outing was likely just a mere blip on the radar for the All-Star right-hander, as he still sport. This was Scherzer's shortest start since June 17, 2014. It was also the first time this year that he did not pitch at least six innings.


NL All-Star reserves, pitchers and Final Vote candidates revealed


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The National League All Star reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday evening, and there was no room for the reigning National League MVP.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was not selected for the All Star team, although he's one of five candidates to take the final spot on the roster in the Final Vote. 

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant made the team as an injury replacement for the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. Bryant is one of two rookies on the team, along with Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson

The Pirates sent two starting pitchers to the All Star team for the first time since 1960. MLB wins leader Gerrit Cole and fellow Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett will both be making their first appearance. 

National League reserves are:

Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers; Yadier Molina, Cardinals
First basemen: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers; Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
Second basemen: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies; Joe Panik, Giants
Third basemen: Nolan Arenado, Rockies; Kris Bryant, Cubs
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford, Giants
Outfielders: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Joc Pederson, Dodgers; A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks; Justin Upton, Padres

National League pitchers are:

Madison Bumgarner, Giants; A.J. Burnett, Pirates; Aroldis Chapman, Reds; RHP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates; Jacob deGrom, Mets; Zack Greinke, Dodgers; Mark Melancon, Pirates; Shelby Miller, Braves; Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies; Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers; Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Michael Wacha, Cardinals

The five candidates for the Final Vote are:

Johnny Cueto, Reds; Jeurys Familia, Mets; Carlos Martinez, Cardinals; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies


Nationals SP Max Scherzer gives up walk-off hit in 2-1 loss


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Nationals ace Max Scherzer was brilliant in his start against the Braves on Thursday, but he was saddled with his sixth loss of the season. Scherzer pitched into the ninth inning, but with the score tied 1-1, he allowed an infield hit and a sacrifice bunt, followed by a game-winning RBI single by Cameron Maybin.

Overall, Scherzer (9-6) pitched 8 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits. He struck out nine and did not walk a batter. It was a tough ending of what was otherwise a domiant performance by Scherzer. 


Nationals' Max Scherzer flirts with another no-no, gets win on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/26/2015) Coming off of his first-career no-hitter in his last start, Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer looked like he was heading towards another hitless outing on Friday. 

Scherzer was perfect for 5 1/3 innings against the Phillies, until Freddy Galvis broke up the bid with a one-out double in the sixth. Before that two-bagger, Scherzer had gone 16 1/3 hitless innings, spanning three starts.

Ultimately, Scherzer wound up going six innings, giving up two runs on five hits on Friday. He struck out seven without walking a batter, though he did give up a solo home run to Ben Revere in the eighth inning. 

But Scherzer was still able to pick up his ninth win of the season, as the Nationals topped the Phillies 5-2.

"I was pounding the zone. Again, another outing with no walks. That's what you pride yourself on -- just attacking the zone," Scherzer said, per MLB.com. "The defense made some good plays. I was [on the same page with] Willie [Ramos]."


Nationals SP Max Scherzer nails down no-no after perfecto ruined


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) One measly hit-by-pitch destroyed a perfect game for sizzling Nationals starter Max Scherzer on Saturday. Nothing could destroy his first no-hitter.

The Pirates certainly couldn't as they flailed helplessly at his offerings. Scherzer was on the verge of a perfect game when Jose Tabata lowered his elbow into a pitch and let it plunk him. A flyout off the bat of Josh Harrison clinched the no-no.

It also marked an incredible two-start blitz for Scherzer, who has allowed one hit and fanned 26 with one walk in 18 innings over that period.

Scherzer did not start out on fire in terms of strikeouts, but he picked up steam to fan two in the third, fourth, sixth and seventh innings. He threw just 92 pitches through eight, which allowed him not only to shoot for the perfect game, but manage the third complete game of his major league career.

After throwing a ridiculous 82 of 106 pitches for strikes, Scherzer will try to remain on a roll in his next start. He has one heck of a chance - it's against lowly Philadelphia.


Nationals P Max Scherzer has start pushed back to Saturday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer will have his start moved back a day and go Saturday against the Pirates, according to The Washington Post's Chelsea Janes. 

Scherzer was originally projected to start Friday. Instead, the Nationals will go with Joe Ross Friday and move Gio Gonzalez to Sunday. 

Scherzer is coming off his best start of the season in which he pitched a complete-game shutout against the Brewers on June 14. 


Nationals Max Scherzer tosses shutout in Sunday's game


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2015) Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer had a career game during Sunday's win over the Brewers. Scherzer (7-5) tossed a complete game shutout to defeat the Brewers 4-0.

It was Scherzer's second career complete game and second career shutout. He also struck out a career-high 16 batters during the outing, which also set a franchise record for the Nationals. He only walked one during the start.

"I thought he was in complete control from the first pitch," Nationals manager Matt Williams said, per MLB.com. "They're an aggressive swinging club that he was able to get ahead on and finish. Really nice performance."

Sunday's start was Scherzer's first quality outing in his last two starts. His next expected start is scheduled for Friday against the Pirates.


Nationals P Max Scherzer gives up 4 runs in loss to Yankees


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2015) Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer had his second consecutive sub-par performance in Tuesday night's 6-1 loss to the Yankees. 

Scherzer allowed four earned runs for the second consecutive game and also surrendered a home run. He gave up eight hits and a walk but did strike out seven batters. Scherzer now has a 2.13 ERA, marking the first time he's gone over 2.00 this year. 

Scherzer's next start is projected for Sunday against the Brewers. 


Max Scherzer drops to 6-4 with loss for Nationals


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Nationals starter Max Scherzer gave up four runs in six innings in a loss to Toronto on Tuesday. 

Scherzer dropped to 6-4, despite a 1.85 ERA. He allowed six hits and two walks, while striking out five. 

Scherzer's next start will be Tuesday, at the Yankees. 


Nationals P Max Scherzer strikes out 13 in win over Cubs


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer dominated yet another game this season, throwing 13 strikeouts in Wednesday night's 3-0 win over the Cubs. 

Scherzer kept the Cubs at bay during the seven innings he was in, only allowing five hits and one walk. The 13 strikeouts marked a season-high for Scherzer. He's only allowed two earned runs in his last four starts. 

Scherzer's ERA is now down to 1.51. His record is now 6-3 for the year. 

Scherzer's next start is projected for June 2 against the Blue Jays. 


Nationals SP Max Scherzer earns fifth win of season Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer allowed one run on four hits over eight innings of work to earn his fifth win of the season during Friday's 2-1 win over the Phillies.

By going eight innings, Scherzer became the first Nationals pitcher since Livan Hernandez in 2005 to pitch at least seven innings in seven-straight starts.

"He's got all four pitches that he's able to throw for strikes," said Nationals manager Matt Williams, per MLB.com. "That's key for any pitcher, I think. If you have four pitches you can throw for a strike at any time, as a hitter I would know that I just couldn't sit on something, or I'd find myself behind in the count."

Scherzer (5-3) struck out six batters and walked one during Friday's start. He was able to lower his ERA from 1.75 to 1.67. The one run Scherzer allowed during the game came in the second inning when Odubel Herrera doubled in Maikel Franco.

His next expected start is scheduled for Wednesday at the Chicago Cubs.


Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer strikes out 11 in win on Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer tossed seven scoreless innings, allowing four hits in Washington's 4-1 win over the Padres on Saturday.

Scherzer struck out a season-high 11 hitters in the contest, the third time he's struck out double digit batters. Scherzer's only issue came in the fourth when loaded the bases on a walk to Yangervis Solarte. He was able to get out of the inning by forcing a pop up by Will Middlebrooks.

"He's incredible. He is one of the best I've ever seen," teammate Bryce Harper said, per MLB.com. "Being able to play behind that and see his mentality, how fired up he gets. He is such a bulldog out there. It's all fun to watch. I'm glad he is on my team."

Scherzer, now 4-3, lowered his ERA to 1.75 in 56 2/3 innings of work. He will look to keep things rolling Saturday against the Phillies.


Nationals P Max Scherzer earns third win of season Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer picked up his third win of the season during Monday's 11-1 win over the Diamondbacks.

Scherzer allowed one run on five hits over seven innings of work to earn the win. He also struck out six batters and walked one. His lone mistake during the outing was a solo home run to Jordan Pacheco in the sixth inning. He was able to lower his ERA from 2.11 to 1.99.

Scherzer (3-3) has surrendered two runs or less in six of his seven starts this season. His next expected start is scheduled for Saturday at San Diego.


Nationals to start Scherzer Monday, Strasburg (shoulder) Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) The Nationals have named Max Scherzer the starter for Monday's game against the Diamondbacks, with Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) scheduled to pitch Tuesday.

Strasburg developed a shoulder injury in his previous start Tuesday, and the team has decided to give him an extra day of rest rather than skip him completely. Scherzer will be pitching on normal rest Monday after earning a win Wednesday.


Nationals RHP Max Scherzer gets run support in Wednesday win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) One pitch to mighty Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton turned a fine outing into a mediocre one Wednesday for Nationals starter Max Scherzer, but he still emerged with a victory.

"I had great stuff today," Scherzer said, via masnsports.com. "Willy [Ramos] and I, we were on a really good run right there and I thought we're really getting on the same page of what to throw and what different situations. Really, thought I only made two mistakes today. One to Ichiro [Suzuki] there in the second inning when he was able to get a single there, and obviously the last one to [Giancarlo] Stanton."

Scherzer, who entered with a 1-3 record despite a microscopic 1.26 ERA, deserved the run support in a 7-5 win. He gave up five earned runs on 10 hits, including the three-run homer to Stanton in the eighth inning. Most impressive were his zero walks and 10 strikeouts.

"I really thought everything was on today," Scherzer said. "I really felt like I had command of all the pitches. I was really attacking the zone. I was able to locate the fastball to both side and so I can mix and match. That's when I have success. I feel like that is product of why I had so much success there through the first seven innings."

The right-hander fell behind on run-scoring singles by Ichiro Suzuki and Adeiny Hechavarria in the second, but three home runs by Bryce Harper gave him plenty of cushion. He yielded just two hits with seven strikeouts over the next five innings.

Scherzer will seek to even his record Tuesday at Arizona.


Nationals P Max Scherzer pitches well in loss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2015) For the first month of the season, run support has been hard to come by for Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer

On Friday, that rang true again. Scherzer had yet another exceptional night in a 4-0 loss to the Mets. Scherzer only gave up one earned run in the fourth inning on four hits. He threw 96 pitches and struck out 10 batters. He walked only one hitter. 

However, this is the third time the Nationals have scored one run or fewer when Scherzer's started. Scherzer is now 1-3 this season. 

Scherzer's next start is projected for May 6 against the Marlins. 


Nationals SP Max Scherzer (thumb) penciled in to start Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer will rejoin the rotation Friday at N.Y. Mets, manager Matt Williams announced Wednesday.

The Nationals chose to skip Scherzer in the rotation Tuesday against the Braves after he jammed his thumb in his previous start last week. 

Scherzer has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his four starts this season, including Opening Day against the Mets, when he was charged with three unearned runs in 7 2/3 innings.