Max Scherzer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Max Scherzer expects to throw 100 pitches in NLDS Game 3 start

    Hardball Talk "Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports that Nationals starter Max Scherzer expects to throw 100 pitches in his start against the Cubs in Game 3 of the NLDS. Janes adds that Scherzer also plans to be available out of the bullpen in the event there is a Game 5. Scherzer has been dealing..." October 09

  • Dusty Baker doesn’t know how long Max Scherzer can last in NLDS Game 3

    Hardball Talk "Max Scherzer is still slated to take the bump for the Nationals on Monday, but club manager Dusty Baker doesn’t know how long he can last. That could be an issue for the team, who dropped a 3-0 NLDS opener to the Cubs on Friday and, if they can’t even the series on Saturday, would be looking to..." October 07

  • Nationals' Scherzer: 'I'm pitching in the NLDS'

    Washington Post "About a half-hour into the Nationals’ otherwise quiet workout Tuesday afternoon, cameras suddenly pivoted toward right field, where Max Scherzer began playing catch on flat ground. Given the uncertain status of his “tweaked” right hamstring, this qualified as a good sign, a noteworthy..." October 03

  • Max Scherzer has ‘minor tweak’ of hamstring, may push back playoff start

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer has confirmed that his hamstring injury isn’t serious, but it may be just enough to push back his playoff start. Scherzer said Sunday that an MRI on his hamstring showed only a “minor tweak,” but it was still no guarantee that he would be ready to pitch..." October 01

  • Scherzer leaves final regular-season game with hamstring cramp

    ESPN "Everything was going well for the Nationals until the top of the fourth inning of Saturday night’s loss to the Pirates, when Washington’s infield saw something wrong with Max Scherzer and gathered around him. Scherzer stopped mid-windup, just after he raised his hands above his head, seemingly..." October 01

  • Why Nationals allowed Scherzer to work deeper than needed in a meaningless game

    CBS Sports "I can see the uninformed overreaction from miles away. The math is oh-so-easy. Let's take a look. Max Scherzer Wednesday night took his third start since returning from the disabled list. The Nationals were tied, 2-2, with the Braves through six innings. Scherzer had thrown 97 pitches..." September 14

  • Nationals RHP Max Scherzer leaves game with apparent injury

    ESPN "Washington's Max Scherzer was lifted after throwing 75 pitches over five innings, one inning after he limped to first base in an at-bat. A liner from Milwaukee's Travis Shaw hit the 2016 National League Cy Young Award winner on his left leg in the first. In Scherzer's fifth-inning plate..." September 03

  • The Nationals are starting to heal — and starting to look like themselves again

    Washington Post "This was a step Monday night. The entire sport of baseball could be enveloped by the shadow of Giancarlo Stanton — body by Adonis, stats by Bonds, 17 home runs in August alone. Washington was next on Stanton’s list of cities to torch. The Nationals lay quietly in wait, and they stepped forward...." August 29

  • Scherzer expected to return Monday vs. Marlins

    Washington Post "Max Scherzer will not start Sunday against the Mets, Dusty Baker said after Saturday’s game. But that Scherzer will not return two days after his bullpen session should be no cause for concern. He will, Baker said, start Monday instead. Erick Fedde will pitch Game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader...." August 27

  • Sore neck will keep Nats' Max Scherzer sidelined longer than hoped

    ESPN "Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer is not ready to rejoin the rotation Friday as the team had hoped, manager Dusty Baker told reporters Wednesday. Scherzer continues to battle a sore neck that landed him on the 10-day disabled list Aug. 18. "I'm a couple days behind," the right-hander..." August 24

  • Nationals ace Max Scherzer placed on DL with neck inflammation

    Washington Post "Max Scherzer could laugh about the pain in the left side of his neck Friday night because it did not worry him. It was the same discomfort he felt nearly three weeks earlier in Miami, where he removed himself from a game at Marlins Park after throwing 10 pitches and hitting a home run in the first..." August 19

  • Max Scherzer plans to start Monday

    Yardbarker "Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer’s neck injury will push his next start back slightly, but does not sound serious. Scherzer said Friday that he intends to throw a bullpen session Saturday. Provided that goes well, he expects to make his next start on Monday against the Miami Marlins." August 05

  • Max Scherzer expects to make his next start

    Hardball Talk "Max Scherzer left last night’s game against the Marlins after just one inning due to neck discomfort. While that caused some Nats fans to freak out for a few minutes, it turns out he’s OK. In fact, the Nats are saying that Scherzer will be able to make his next scheduled start, no..." August 02

  • Max Scherzer hits his first career home run, later exits with neck spasm

    Hardball Talk "Scherzer left with a neck spasm, per Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post. Max Scherzer‘s Tuesday night in Miami did not go at all how anyone expected. The right-hander belted his first career home run in the top of the second inning, staking his team to a 4-0 lead as part of a six-run inning...." August 02

  • MLB All-Star Game: Max Scherzer, Chris Sale named starting pitchers

    USA Today "Chris Sale and Max Scherzer were named starting pitchers for the American and National League All-Star teams on Monday. For Sale, it's his second consecutive start in the Midsummer Classic, but first in a Boston Red Sox uniform. The hard-throwing left-hander started last year as a Chicago White..." July 10

  • Nationals ace Max Scherzer reaches 2,000 career strikeouts

    Sporting News "Fresh off winning his second Cy Young last season, Nationals ace Max Scherzer reached an impressive milestone Sunday against the Rangers. In striking out Nomar Mazara to begin the fourth inning, Scherzer recorded the 2,000th punchout of his illustrious career. He tied Nolan Ryan for the..." June 11

  • That time Willie Mays asked Max Scherzer to get him a hot dog

    Washington Post "Max Scherzer does not say much on days he starts, eschewing silly conversation in favor of a massive roast beef sandwich and extensive preparation. But prior to Wednesday’s game, as Scherzer stomped through the clubhouse on his way to some part of his pregame ritual, his manager stopped him..." June 02