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Max Scherzer

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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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Nationals | Max Scherzer dominates St. Louis

Sun, 01 May 2016 17:01:11 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer allowed four hits and struck out nine over seven scoreless innings in a win over the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: It was Scherzer's most impressive outing to date, and while he has failed to live up to expectations thus far, he is still a must-start option whenever he takes the mound.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer in a 'funk'

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 11:03:34 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer said he was in a "funk" after losing to the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, April 26. He has already allowed five home runs this year after finishing the 2016 season with 27 home runs allowed. "You go through funks. Right now, this is a funk," said Scherzer, who took a no-decision. "But at the end of the day, this is an easy thing to correct. This is just a minor tweak. You get through it. And for me, I envision attacking the zone at a much higher rate my next start."

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer is currently sporting a 2-1 record with a 4.35 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 8.7 K/9 in five starts. His strikeouts per nine innings are slightly done from just over 10 each of the past three seasons, and his walk rate (3.5 BB/9) is currently the highest of his career. It's still early, though, so be patient with this fantasy ace.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer just so-so vs. Phils

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:46:03 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer allowed three earned runs, seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts over six innings in no-decision Tuesday, April 26, against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer has not been dominant this season, posting a rather marginal 4.35 ERA in 31 innings over five starts. The good news is he has at least six strikeouts in four of his five outings and he remains a must-start across all fantasy formats due to the fact he pitches for a contender. He'll get it straightened out.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer struggles vs. Fish

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:59:10 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out three batters through five innings during the Nationals' 5-1 loss to the Miami Marlins Thursday, April 21.

Fantasy Tip: These rough outings are typically few and far between for the fantasy ace, so don't overreact to the blemish. Continue to start Scherzer with confidence in all seasonal leagues, and there could be a little hesitancy to start him in daily contests next time out, which could improve his value in tournaments. Remember, dating back to 2013, Scherzer entered this outing with a 2.95 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP and a 10.4 K/9.

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