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It is clear what World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg and three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer can do for Washington when they’re on the mound
Max Scherzer grunted and cursed his way to 56 pitches during his first formal bullpen session of spring training – about 20 more throws than other Washington Nationals starters Thursday, but “standard“ for him, the righty said – and then was asked about … the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal.
There will be a matchup of former Cy Young winners who were first-round draft picks if there is a Game 7 in the World Series. Zack vs. Mad Max.
Max Scherzer is all warmed up. The Washington ace put aside his recent injury woes for a little light tossing in left field Tuesday, a day before he hopes to start for the Nationals in Game 7 of the World Series.
The Houston Astros handed the ball to Gerrit Cole, and he gave them a firm grip on the World Series. Minus ailing ace Max Scherzer, the Nationals were no match in this Washington wipeout.
Houston’s Gerrit Cole heads into his World Series rematch against the Washington Nationals and Max Scherzer in Game 5 on Sunday in an unfamiliar position.
He could have been Mad Max on a night his best was missing. Instead, he fenced and fought, shuffled and juggled. And so did the Washington Nationals bullpen.
Gerrit Cole enters this matchup against fellow ace Max Scherzer at 19-0 in his past 25 starts, including three wins in the playoffs. No pitcher has ever won 20 in a row in a single season.
Gerrit Cole is set to throw the first pitch of the World Series on Tuesday night in Houston. He led the majors with 326 strikeouts, was second to Verlander in the big leagues with 20 wins and topped the AL with a 2.50 ERA.
Max Scherzer’s season-saving, seven-inning pitching performance and Ryan Zimmerman’s three-run homer lifted the wild-card Washington Nationals to a 6-1 victory over the league-best Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday to force a deciding Game 5 in their NL Division Series.
Max Scherzer throws the first pitch of this year’s playoffs when Washington takes on the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL wild-card game at Nationals Park (Tuesday, 5:08 p.m. PDT).
The Nationals don’t know which team they’ll face in the NL wild-card game or where it will be played, but they do know this: Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer will be their starting pitcher.
Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer says he is ready to get in a game for the Washington Nationals and come off the injured list. Scherzer played catch at Nationals Park a day after throwing the equivalent of about two innings in a simulated game. He said he’s able to return to action following a back muscle problem and doesn’t want to go to the minors for a rehab start. Manager Dave Martinez said he still needed to speak to Scherzer and a trainer before deciding on his ace’s status.
Washington ace Max Scherzer received a stem cell shot to treat his strained back and hopes to make his next scheduled start Tuesday against Atlanta. Scherzer returned from the injured list Thursday and in his first start since July 6 allowed three runs and four hits over five innings during an 8-7 loss to Colorado. He had been sidelined by inflammation under his right shoulder. An MRI revealed the mid-back strain. Scherzer will not throw for two days.
Nationals ace Max Scherzer is slated to start Thursday against the Colorado after recovering from inflammation under his right shoulder. The 34-year-old right-hander threw a bullpen session before Washington’s game against the Rockies on Monday was postponed. An All-Star for the seventh straight season, Scherzer is 9-5 with a 2.30 ERA but has not pitched since July 6. He was 7-0 with a 0.87 ERA in his last seven starts.
Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer won’t come off the 10-day injured list to start for Washington against Atlanta this weekend. Scherzer was given a cortisone shot this week to address inflammation in his bursa sac under his right shoulder blade.
The Washington Nationals have put Max Scherzer on the 10-day injury list because the ace right-hander has a mid-back strain. An MRI on Scherzer’s back came back negative, and the three-time Cy Young Award winner had his start pushed back from Sunday to Tuesday. But he was placed on the injury list retroactive to July 10 after throwing a bullpen session before Saturday’s game.
The Washington Nationals are pushing back Max Scherzer’s next start because the ace right-hander is dealing with back soreness. Manager Dave Martinez says an MRI on Scherzer’s back came back negative, and the three-time Cy Young Award winner threw from 75 feet.
Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose when he took a ball off his face during batting practice. Scherzer was injured while attempting a bunt. The team said a CT scan was negative. Scherzer is scheduled to start on Wednesday against the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Nationals say his status is still to be determined.
Max Scherzer struck out a season high 15, allowing three hits over eight innings to lead the Washington Nationals over Cincinnati 4-1 on Sunday, their 12th win in 14 games against the Reds.