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Max Scherzer

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Nationals | Max Scherzer hits double digits again

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 22:53:14 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer allowed just one earned run, four hits with no walks and 10 strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Saturday, June 18, against the San Diego Padres. He has 41 career games with 10 or more strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer entered with wins in three straight starts, but he came up empty in this one. He has allowed just four runs over the past 28 innings. After a slow start in 2016, he has stepped up and pitched to his capabilities yet again. He remains a must-start fantasy option in all leagues and DFS play, regardless of price tag.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer cruises past Chicago

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 19:59:43 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer allowed one earned run, two hits and no walks with 11 strikeouts over seven innings in a win Monday, June 13, against the Chicago Cubs. He carried a no-hit bid into the sixth inning before allowing a solo home run to SS Addison Russell. He is the 26th pitcher in major league history with at least 40 games with 10 or more strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer has won three straight starts, allowing a total of three runs over the past 22 innings. After a slow start to the season Scherzer is making up for lost time, and he has quickly re-emerged as a bona fide No. 1 fantasy option across all formats and DFS play.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer shuts down Pale Hose

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 23:19:07 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer allowed five hits and a walk with six strikeouts over seven scoreless innings in a win Wednesday, June 8, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer has five quality starts over his past six outings, and he has pitched at least 6 1/3 innings in seven of his past eight. After a bit of a slow start by his standards he is back pitching to his capabilities for impatient fantasy owners.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer strikes out 11 in win

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 19:05:47 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer (6-4) allowed two runs on five hits over eight innings in a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, June1, with two walks and 11 strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer rebounded from a shaky outing against the St. Louis Cardinals to record his third double-digit strikeout game of 2016. His next start is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8, against the Chicago White Sox, and he should be viewed as a solid starting option in all formats.

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Nationals | Another quality start for Max Scherzer

Sun, 22 May 2016 13:23:21 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer struck out eight, gave up six hits, walked none and threw 103 pitches Sunday, May 22, in an 8-2 win over the Miami Marlins. Scherzer has 38 strikeouts in his past three starts, and he is now 5-3 overall.

Fantasy Tip: His strikeout total declined a bit from the 20K effort against the Detroit Tigers, but Scherzer is still having a phenomenal stretch. Scherzer is a strong pitcher in all formats, as right now he is the linchpin of the Nationals rotation.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer strikes out 10, takes loss

Tue, 17 May 2016 19:27:24 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer dropped to 4-3 on the year in a defeat to the New York Mets Tuesday, May 17. He went 6 1/3 innings, surrendering two runs on three hits, including a couple of solo home runs. He also struck out 10 and walked three.

Fantasy Tip: A solid follow-up outing from Scherzer after his 20-strikeout masterpiece last week. While he now currently sports an underwhelming 4.01 ERA, the former Cy Young winner is starting to be more consistently dominant again, as he's posted a quality start in four of his last five tries, while registering at least seven strikeouts in each of those assignments. He's still a must-start option every time he takes the hill.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer records 20 strikeouts

Wed, 11 May 2016 19:11:26 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer allowed two earned runs, six hits, no walks and 20 strikeouts Wednesday, May 11, against the Detroit Tigers. He ties the major league single-game record, joining former Boston Red Sox SP Roger Clemens, former Chicago Cubs SP Kerry Wood and former Arizona Diamondbacks SP Randy Johnson in the elite club.

Fantasy Tip: So we guess he's cured now? He had been fiddling with his arm angle early this season, and he seems to have found something that clicked. Expect him to return to his normal, elite self, though odds say this kills your chance to buy low in fantasy leagues. Regardless, this record is impressive, perhaps more so than any other record in baseball. There are more perfect games, there are more guys to hit four home runs. Perhaps only hitting .400 for an entire season, and Joe DiMaggio's hitting streak are more impressive. Congrats to Scherzer on joining the elite club.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer roughed up by Cubbies

Fri, 06 May 2016 15:35:28 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer allowed seven runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out seven batters during Chicago's 8-6 win Friday, May 6.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer currently sits with a concerning 4.60 ERA, especially since it is the third time in seven starts he has allowed at least four earned runs. His 46 strikeouts help soften the blow, but Scherzer has a lot of work to cut that ERA down. Still, start him confidently going forward, you didn't use a top-round selection for bench depth.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer has good Wrigley fortunes

Fri, 06 May 2016 11:00:39 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer has a 1.42 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 19 innings in three career starts at Wrigley Field.

Fantasy Tip: It's fair to say that this is a different Chicago Cubs team at 21-6. Scherzer is a high-end consideration each day he starts, but take these numbers with a grain of salt.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer makes mechanical adjustment

Mon, 02 May 2016 14:02:29 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer made a mechanical adjustment recently, and he struck out a season-high nine hitters against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 1. "I instantly could feel like I was on top of the ball. Any time I needed to throw the fastball, it was down at the knees," Scherzer said. "That's when I'm at my best. When I can throw a fastball over in the count, just throw strikes both in and away, it just sets up all my stuff. I was back to working ahead in the count. That's where I have success, and that's where I was successful today." He said he shortened his arm action, which helped him get on top of the ball and drive it down into the zone.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer hasn't been the normal fantasy ace we're use to, but his performance Sunday was more vintage Scherzer. That should give his owners more confidence moving forward. Continue running him out there regardless of matchup.

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