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Max Scherzer
ERA W-L K
1.82 9-6 139
Team: WashingtonHt / Wt: 6-3 / 220 NFBC ADP: 17.37
Position: SPBorn: 7/27/1984 Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Diamondbacks (2006)


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July 3 12:57 PM PT1:57 PM MT2:57 PM CT3:57 PM ET15:57 ET19:57 GMT3:57 12:57 PM MST2:57 PM EST3:27 PM VEN23:57 UAE2:57 PM CT-Scherzer's three-start winning streak was snapped with his sixth loss of the season Thursday at Atlanta.
Analysis: Scherzer was great again, giving up two runs and striking out nine over 8 1-3 innings, but it wasn't good enough for another victory in the 2-1 loss.
June 27 4:07 PM PT5:07 PM MT6:07 PM CT7:07 PM ET19:07 ET23:07 GMT7:07 4:07 PM MST6:07 PM EST6:37 PM VEN3:07 UAE (+1)6:07 PM CT-Scherzer took a perfect game into the sixth inning in his bid to become the second pitcher in major league history to throw two consecutive no-hitters and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 Friday night.
Analysis: Scherzer (9-5, 1.79 ERA) retired the first 16 batters before Freddy Galvis doubled on a 1-1 pitch to the right-field wall. The Nationals right-hander allowed two runs and five hits in eight innings. Scherzer tossed a no-hitter last Saturday against Pittsburgh, falling one strike shy of a perfect game before hitting Jose Tabata on a 3-2 pitch with two outs. He threw a one-hitter, striking out 16 in his previous start.
June 21 2:41 PM PT3:41 PM MT4:41 PM CT5:41 PM ET17:41 ET21:41 GMT5:41 2:41 PM MST4:41 PM EST5:11 PM VEN1:41 UAE (+1)4:41 PM CT-Scherzer came within one strike of throwing the 22nd perfect game in major league history since 1900 on Saturday, settling for a mere no-hitter.
Analysis: Scherzer hit Pittsburgh's Jose Tabata with two outs in the ninth inning. In his past two starts, Scherzer has retired 54 of 57 batters with a combined 26 strikeouts. He is 8-5 with a 1.76 ERA for the season.
June 15 11:58 AM PT12:58 PM MT1:58 PM CT2:58 PM ET14:58 ET18:58 GMT2:58 11:58 AM MST1:58 PM EST2:28 PM VEN22:58 UAE1:58 PM CT-Scherzer was virtually untouchable in Washington's 4-0 win at Milwaukee on Sunday, striking out a club-record 16 while allowing just one hit and one walk in his first shutout for the Nationals.
Analysis: The only hit allowed by Scherzer was a broken-bat bloop single by Carlos Gomez in the seventh inning. He improved to 7-5 and lowered his ERA to 1.93.
June 10 12:47 PM PT1:47 PM MT2:47 PM CT3:47 PM ET15:47 ET19:47 GMT3:47 12:47 PM MST2:47 PM EST3:17 PM VEN23:47 UAE2:47 PM CT-Scherzer had another mediocre start Tuesday against the New York Yankees. He gave up four runs for the second straight outing while throwing 6 2-3 innings in a 6-1 loss.
Analysis: Scherzer posted a 1.51 ERA in his first 10 starts before amassing a 5.68 mark in his last two.
June 3 11:57 AM PT12:57 PM MT1:57 PM CT2:57 PM ET14:57 ET18:57 GMT2:57 11:57 AM MST1:57 PM EST2:27 PM VEN22:57 UAE1:57 PM CT-Scherzer had a five-start win streak snapped with a 7-3 loss to Toronto on Tuesday.
Analysis: Scherzer (6-4, 1.85 ERA) gave up four runs in six innings, on a pair of Kevin Pillar homers. He had a 1.75 ERA in his prior five starts and allowed two runs in his previous 29 innings.
May 28 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Scherzer won his fifth straight start against the Cubs on Wednesday, striking out a season-high 13 over seven innings in a 3-0 victory.
Analysis: Scherzer is completely locked in right now, giving up two runs over his last four starts spanning 29 innings with 36 strikeouts.
May 23 10:08 AM PT11:08 AM MT12:08 PM CT1:08 PM ET13:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE12:08 PM CT-Scherzer limited the Phillies to a run and four hits in eight innings of Friday's 2-1 victory.
Analysis: The NL is treating Scherzer well. He's won four straight starts, and in his last three, he's got a 0.82 ERA.
May 12 9:29 AM PT10:29 AM MT11:29 AM CT12:29 PM ET12:29 ET16:29 GMT0:29 9:29 AM MST11:29 AM EST11:59 AM VEN20:29 UAE11:29 AM CT-Scherzer allowed one run and five hits over seven innings in Monday's 11-1 win at Arizona.
Analysis: Scherzer bounced back nicely from his worst start of the season against the Marlins in his previous outing. He's 3-3 with a 1.99 ERA in seven starts.
Apr. 26 4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT-Scherzer has recovered from a sprained right thumb and will make his next start on Friday against the New York Mets.
Analysis: Scherzer, who signed a seven-year, $210 million contract as a free agent in January, missed his scheduled start Tuesday against Atlanta after injuring his thumb while batting last week. But Washington manager Matt Williams said that Scherzer felt no lingering problems after his bullpen session the previous day.
Apr. 18 4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT-Scherzer pitched a gem on Friday to earn his first win with Washington.
Analysis: He allowed only four hits and one run in eight innings against Philadelphia. He finished with 100 pitches on the day and struck out nine.
Apr. 7 3:45 PM PT4:45 PM MT5:45 PM CT6:45 PM ET18:45 ET22:45 GMT6:45 3:45 PM MST5:45 PM EST6:15 PM VEN2:45 UAE (+1)5:45 PM CT-Scherzer lost his Washington debut Monday, giving up three runs - all unearned - and four hits over 7 2-3 innings of a 3-1 loss to the Mets.
Analysis: Scherzer wasn't backed by much offense and two errors by Ian Desmond also hurt his cause, but he was impressive in his first start for the Nationals.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2008 Ari 0 4 0 - 0 16 7 0 56.0 48 24 19 5 21 1 66 1.23 3.05
2009 Ari 9 11 0 - 0 30 30 0 170.1 166 94 78 20 63 1 174 1.34 4.12
2010 Det 12 11 0 - 0 31 31 0 195.2 174 84 76 20 70 1 184 1.25 3.50
2011 Det 15 9 0 - 0 33 33 0 195.0 207 101 96 29 56 1 174 1.35 4.43
2012 Det 16 7 0 - 0 32 32 0 187.2 179 82 78 23 60 2 231 1.27 3.74
2013 Det 21 3 0 - 0 32 32 0 214.1 152 73 69 18 56 0 240 0.97 2.90
2014 Det 18 5 0 - 0 33 33 1 220.1 196 80 77 18 63 1 252 1.18 3.15
2015 Was 9 6 0 - 0 16 16 3 118.2 78 27 24 7 14 0 139 0.78 1.82
Career 100 56 0 - 0 223 214 4 1358.0 1200 565 517 140 403 7 1460 1.18 3.43

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 Ari 17 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .000 .071 .000
2009 Ari 31 53 4 12 2 0 0 3 3 17 0 0 .226 .268 .264
2010 Det 31 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2011 Det 33 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 Det 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Det 32 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667
2014 Det 33 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 Was 16 38 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 .237 .237 .237
Career 225 117 9 22 3 0 0 4 4 37 0 0 .188 .215 .214

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2011 Det Total 1 1 0 - 0 4 3 0 15.2 15 10 10 1 9 0 14 5.74
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 2 1 0 7.1 4 1 1 0 4 0 7 1.23
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 8.1 11 9 9 1 5 0 7 9.72
2012 Det Total 1 0 0 - 0 3 3 0 17.1 12 5 4 1 4 0 26 2.08
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.1 3 1 0 0 1 0 8 0.00
    LCS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.2 2 1 1 0 2 0 10 1.59
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.1 7 3 3 1 1 0 8 4.26
2013 Det Total 2 1 0 - 0 4 3 0 22.1 12 7 7 1 11 1 34 2.82
    LDS 2 0 0 - 0 2 1 0 9.0 6 3 3 1 4 1 13 3.00
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 13.1 6 4 4 0 7 0 21 2.70
2014 Det Total 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.1 7 5 5 2 1 0 6 6.14
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.1 7 5 5 2 1 0 6 6.14
Career 4 3 0 - 0 12 10 0 62.2 46 27 26 5 25 1 80 3.73


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 965 98 89 93.8 58.34
Curveball 137 82 75 79.4 8.28
Slider 293 90 82 85.6 17.71
Changeup 238 88 81 84.9 14.39
Cut Fastball 21 91 87 89 1.27

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