MLB Player Stats - Max Scherzer - Washington

MLB Baseball
News | Scoreboard | Matchups | Stats | Standings | Teams | Players | Player News | Injuries | Transactions
#31
Max Scherzer
ERA W-L K
2.51 16-6 268
Team: WashingtonHt / Wt: 6-3 / 215 NFBC ADP: 13.30
Position: SPBorn: 7/27/1984 Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Diamondbacks (2006)


Latest News
Nov. 15 4:14 PM PT5:14 PM MT6:14 PM CT7:14 PM ET19:14 ET0:14 GMT8:14 5:14 PM MST7:14 PM EST7:44 PM VEN4:14 UAE (+1)6:14 PM CT-Scherzer has coasted to his third Cy Young Award and second straight in the National League. Scherzer breezed past Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, drawing 27 of the 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Analysis: Scherzer earned the NL honor last year with Washington and the 2013 American League prize with Detroit. He became the 10th pitcher with at least three Cy Youngs. Scherzer was 16-6 with a 2.51 ERA and a league-leading 268 strikeouts for the NL East champion Nationals.
Oct. 13 12:25 AM PT1:25 AM MT2:25 AM CT3:25 AM ET3:25 ET7:25 GMT15:25 12:25 AM MST2:25 AM EST2:55 AM VEN11:25 UAE2:25 AM CT-Max Scherzer fell to 0-1, allowing four runs - two earned - on three hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Washington Nationals lost to the Chicago Cubs 9-8 on Thursday. Scherzer struck out one, ending the game with a 3.68 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The Washington ace was called upon to protect a 4-3 lead in the fifth inning and set down the first two hitters before giving up three straight hits and later being victimized by a blown call that led to two more runs. It's a sour ending to another otherwise splendid season for Scherzer, who eclipsed 250 strikeouts for a fourth straight year and won 16 games for the fifth time in the past six campaigns.
Oct. 9 5:04 PM PT6:04 PM MT7:04 PM CT8:04 PM ET20:04 ET0:04 GMT8:04 5:04 PM MST7:04 PM EST7:34 PM VEN4:04 UAE (+1)7:04 PM CT-Max Scherzer allowed one run on one hit and three walks in 6.1 innings as the Washington Nationals lost to the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Monday. Scherzer struck out seven, ending the game with a 1.42 ERA and 0.63 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer was dominant in his return from a right hamstring injury, carrying a no-hitter into the seventh. But just like in Game 1, when Chicago was held hitless into the sixth by Stephen Strasburg, the World Series champion Cubs showed off their resilience on the way to a stirring victory. Scherzer should be fine if he gets another chance to pitch in the playoffs.
Oct. 6 1:33 PM PT2:33 PM MT3:33 PM CT4:33 PM ET16:33 ET20:33 GMT4:33 1:33 PM MST3:33 PM EST4:03 PM VEN0:33 UAE (+1)3:33 PM CT-Scherzer is scheduled to pitch Game 3 of Washington's NL Division Series against the Chicago Cubs, after Gio Gonzalez starts Game 2.
Analysis: Nationals manager Dusty Baker finally announced his rotation plans, just a few hours before Game 1 of the series begins on Friday night. Scherzer's playoff debut this year was delayed because he tweaked his right hamstring in his last regular-season appearance.
Oct. 4 11:49 AM PT12:49 PM MT1:49 PM CT2:49 PM ET14:49 ET18:49 GMT2:49 11:49 AM MST1:49 PM EST2:19 PM VEN22:49 UAE1:49 PM CT-Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says Scherzer will definitely pitch in the NL Division Series against the Cubs, but it's unclear as to when.
Analysis: Rizzo would not say whether Scherzer is likeliest to appear in Game 1, 2 or 3 after the ace tweaked his right hamstring in his final regular-season start. Rizzo said during a workout at Nationals Park that the team wants Scherzer ''as close to 100 percent as we can get him.''
Oct. 1 9:45 AM PT10:45 AM MT11:45 AM CT12:45 PM ET12:45 ET16:45 GMT0:45 9:45 AM MST11:45 AM EST12:15 PM VEN20:45 UAE11:45 AM CT-Scherzer says an MRI exam on his right hamstring shows he just tweaked it and did not strain the muscle.
Analysis: Scherzer said Sunday that he does not think the leg issue is a big deal and that he is able to run.The two-time Cy Young Award winner, including last season, left his last regular-season start in the fourth inning Saturday night after feeling something in his hamstring on a change-up. Scherzer said it's too soon to say whether he would be available able to pitch Friday in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cubs.
Sep. 30 5:09 PM PT6:09 PM MT7:09 PM CT8:09 PM ET20:09 ET0:09 GMT8:09 5:09 PM MST7:09 PM EST7:39 PM VEN4:09 UAE (+1)7:09 PM CT-Scherzer has been pulled from his start against Pittsburgh because of an apparent injury to his right leg. The NL East champions didn't provide immediate word on the extent of Scherzer's condition Saturday night.
Analysis: Scherzer stumbled on a 2-2 pitch to Josh Bell in the fourth inning. Scherzer then began to throw a full-count pitch, but abruptly stopped when time was called. Washington manager Dusty Baker, pitching coach Mike Maddux and team trainers visited the mound and quickly took out Scherzer.
Sep. 24 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST5:08 PM VEN1:38 UAE (+1)4:38 PM CT-Max Scherzer improved to 16-6, allowing one run on three hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals defeated the New York Mets 3-2 on Sunday. Scherzer struck out 10, ending the game with a 2.55 ERA and 0.91 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was the 15th double-digit strikeout game of the season for Scherzer, who leads the NL with 263 Ks and is second to Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw (2.21) in ERA.
Sep. 20 8:38 AM PT9:38 AM MT10:38 AM CT11:38 AM ET11:38 ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST11:08 AM VEN19:38 UAE10:38 AM CT-Max Scherzer improved to 15-6, allowing two runs on five hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Tuesday. Scherzer struck out seven, ending the game with a 2.59 ERA and 0.91 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer bounced back from his worst start of the season, also against the Braves last week, when he walked six and was roughed up for seven runs in an 8-2 loss. He has struck out 253 this season, only the fourth player in big league history to reach that figure in four straight seasons The others are Ferguson Jenkins, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson - all Hall of Famers.
Sep. 14 8:36 AM PT9:36 AM MT10:36 AM CT11:36 AM ET11:36 ET15:36 GMT23:36 8:36 AM MST10:36 AM EST11:06 AM VEN19:36 UAE10:36 AM CT-Max Scherzer fell to 14-6, allowing seven runs on seven hits and six walks in 6.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals lost to the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Wednesday. Scherzer struck out seven, ending the game with a 2.59 ERA and 0.92 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer had not lost since June 21 and had won six decisions in a row - the most he has yielded since giving up seven to the Chicago Cubs on May 6, 2016. His six walks were his most in nearly five years.
Sep. 8 7:53 PM PT8:53 PM MT9:53 PM CT10:53 PM ET22:53 ET2:53 GMT10:53 7:53 PM MST9:53 PM EST10:23 PM VEN6:53 UAE (+1)9:53 PM CT-Max Scherzer improved to 14-5, allowing four runs on six hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 11-10 on Friday. Scherzer struck out seven, ending the game with a 2.32 ERA and 0.87 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer allowed four runs for just the fourth time in 27 starts, but he improved to 6-0 over his last 12 outings.
Sep. 5 1:56 PM PT2:56 PM MT3:56 PM CT4:56 PM ET16:56 ET20:56 GMT4:56 1:56 PM MST3:56 PM EST4:26 PM VEN0:56 UAE (+1)3:56 PM CT-Scherzer (calf) played catch Tuesday without issue, so he is on track to make his scheduled start Friday against Philadelphia.
Analysis: Scherzer suffered a bruised calf Saturday when he was hit by a comebacker.
Sep. 2 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET22:39 ET2:39 GMT10:39 7:39 PM MST9:39 PM EST10:09 PM VEN6:39 UAE (+1)9:39 PM CT-Max Scherzer allowed one run on two hits and two walks in 5.0 innings as the Washington Nationals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Saturday. Scherzer struck out two, ending the game with a 2.19 ERA and 0.85 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer was lifted after throwing 75 pitches over five innings, shortly after limping to first base in an at-bat. A liner from Milwaukee's Travis Shaw hit the 2016 NL Cy Young Award winner on his left leg in the first. In Scherzer's fifth-inning plate appearance, he hit a grounder to shortstop, limped to first and was thrown out easily. The right-hander pitched the bottom half of the inning before being removed to open the sixth.
Aug. 18 5:47 PM PT6:47 PM MT7:47 PM CT8:47 PM ET20:47 ET0:47 GMT8:47 5:47 PM MST7:47 PM EST8:17 PM VEN4:47 UAE (+1)7:47 PM CT-Scherzer (neck inflammation) came off the DL to face the Marlins on Monday. The Washington ace improved to 13-5, allowing one run on five hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Nationals defeated Miami Marlins 11-2. Scherzer struck out 10, ending the game with a 2.21 ERA and 0.85 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: A two-week layoff apparently did Scherzer plenty of good, as he carved up a Miami offense that's been putting up plenty of runs of late. Fantasy owners should feel comfortable keeping the Cy Young candidate in lineups at least until the Nationals wrap up the NL East.
Aug. 14 8:23 AM PT9:23 AM MT10:23 AM CT11:23 AM ET11:23 ET15:23 GMT23:23 8:23 AM MST10:23 AM EST10:53 AM VEN19:23 UAE10:23 AM CT-Max Scherzer allowed two runs on five hits and one walk in 7.0 innings as the Washington Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Sunday. Scherzer struck out 10, ending the game with a 2.25 ERA and 0.85 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The numbers Scherzer is putting up against right-handers continue to be laughable. Righties are hitting .125 with a .390 OPS against the Cy Young frontrunner.
Aug. 7 8:51 PM PT9:51 PM MT10:51 PM CT11:51 PM ET23:51 ET3:51 GMT11:51 8:51 PM MST10:51 PM EST11:21 PM VEN7:51 UAE (+1)10:51 PM CT-Max Scherzer allowed two runs on five hits and two walks in 7.0 innings as the Washington Nationals defeated the Miami Marlins 3-2 on Monday. Scherzer struck out nine, ending the game with a 2.23 ERA and 0.85 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Though unable to get the win, Scherzer showed no lingering effects from the neck spasms that forced him out of last week's start against the Marlins after one inning. It's the Washington ace's 18th quality start in 23 outings this season, and the 16th time in which he's registered at least nine strikeouts.
Aug. 1 5:15 PM PT6:15 PM MT7:15 PM CT8:15 PM ET20:15 ET0:15 GMT8:15 5:15 PM MST7:15 PM EST7:45 PM VEN4:15 UAE (+1)7:15 PM CT-Scherzer (stiff neck) won't take his regular turn on Sunday, but is improving and hopes to start Monday against Miami.
Analysis: The two-time Cy Young Award winner and five-time All-Star is being plagued by a stiff neck, an injury that caused him to exit Tuesday's game against the Miami Marlins in the second inning. Despite the early exit, Scherzer (12-5, 2.21 ERA) didn't seem overly concerned with his health issue.
July 27 1:27 PM PT2:27 PM MT3:27 PM CT4:27 PM ET16:27 ET20:27 GMT4:27 1:27 PM MST3:27 PM EST3:57 PM VEN0:27 UAE (+1)3:27 PM CT-Max Scherzer improved to 12-5, allowing one run on three hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 15-2 on Thursday. Scherzer struck out nine, ending the game with a 2.23 ERA and 0.85 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer's season strikeout total is now up to 201 - his sixth consecutive season with at least 200, the longest active streak in the majors. He next takes the ball Tuesday at Miami, and in his only start of the season against the Marlins on June 21, he allowed two unearned runs in eight innings while striking out 11 in a 2-1 loss.
July 22 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-Max Scherzer allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks in 5.0 innings as the Washington Nationals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Friday. Scherzer struck out nine, ending the game with a 2.26 ERA and 0.84 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer had allowed just one home run in 34 2/3 innings over five starts before he surrendered the three home runs on his first 10 pitches. The All-Star right-hander and two-time Cy Young Award winner was tagged for three homers in a game for the first time since May 6, 2016, against the Chicago Cubs, when he allowed four.
July 15 8:32 PM PT9:32 PM MT10:32 PM CT11:32 PM ET23:32 ET3:32 GMT11:32 8:32 PM MST10:32 PM EST11:02 PM VEN7:32 UAE (+1)10:32 PM CT-Max Scherzer improved to 11-5, allowing three hits and four walks over 6.0 scoreless innings, as the Washington Nationals defeated the Cincinnati Reds 10-7 on Saturday. Scherzer struck out 10, ending the game with a 2.01 ERA and 0.80 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer had his 12th game of the season and 61st of his career with at least 10 strikeouts. He's 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA in his last four starts, walking seven and fanning 38 over 26 2/3 innings.
July 12 9:18 PM PT10:18 PM MT11:18 PM CT12:18 AM ET0:18 ET4:18 GMT12:18 9:18 PM MST11:18 PM EST11:48 PM VEN8:18 UAE11:18 PM CT-Scherzer allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the NL All-Stars lost to the AL All-Stars 2-1 on Tuesday. Scherzer struck out two, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer got the start for the NL.
July 7 8:29 PM PT9:29 PM MT10:29 PM CT11:29 PM ET23:29 ET3:29 GMT11:29 8:29 PM MST10:29 PM EST10:59 PM VEN7:29 UAE (+1)10:29 PM CT-Max Scherzer allowed four runs on six hits and one walk in 7.2 innings as the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Friday. Scherzer struck out 10, ending the game with a 2.10 ERA and 0.78 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The Nationals bailed Scherzer out by scoring three times in the ninth to send the game to extras. It was the eighth time in nine starts and the 11th time this season Scherzer recorded 10 or more strikeouts, and he leads the NL with 173 strikeouts.
July 3 9:54 AM PT10:54 AM MT11:54 AM CT12:54 PM ET12:54 ET16:54 GMT0:54 9:54 AM MST11:54 AM EST12:24 PM VEN20:54 UAE11:54 AM CT-Max Scherzer improved to 10-5, allowing two hits and two walks over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Washington Nationals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Sunday. Scherzer struck out 12, ending the game with a 1.94 ERA and 0.77 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer only allowed singles by Greg Garcia in the first and pinch hitter Luke Voit in the fifth. Voit's hit was just the 25th off Scherzer this year by right-handed batters, who are hitting .118 against him. Scherzer's 163 strikeouts lead the NL, including 87 in 61 innings over his last eight starts as he's posted an 0.89 ERA.
June 27 8:01 PM PT9:01 PM MT10:01 PM CT11:01 PM ET23:01 ET3:01 GMT11:01 8:01 PM MST10:01 PM EST10:31 PM VEN7:01 UAE (+1)10:01 PM CT-Scherzer improved to 9-5, allowing one run on two hits in 6.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals defeated the Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Tuesday. Scherzer struck out six, ending the game with a 2.06 ERA and 0.78 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The right-hander allowed an earned run in the first inning for the first time since April and his streak of 10-plus strikeout games ended at six, but he was in control almost all night.
June 21 12:39 PM PT1:39 PM MT2:39 PM CT3:39 PM ET15:39 ET19:39 GMT3:39 12:39 PM MST2:39 PM EST3:09 PM VEN23:39 UAE2:39 PM CT-Max Scherzer fell to 8-5, allowing two runs - zero earned - on two hits and one walk in 8.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals lost to the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Wednesday. Scherzer struck out 11, ending the game with a 2.09 ERA and 0.81 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer had his attempt at a third career no-hitter broken up by backup catcher A.J. Ellis, who hit a comebacker for an infield single with one out in the eighth inning. He reached double figures in strikeouts for the sixth game in a row, the team's longest such streak since the franchise moved to Washington for the 2005 season. Scherzer's ERA is the best in the NL, and he also leads the league with 145 strikeouts.
June 16 8:57 PM PT9:57 PM MT10:57 PM CT11:57 PM ET23:57 ET3:57 GMT11:57 8:57 PM MST10:57 PM EST11:27 PM VEN7:57 UAE (+1)10:57 PM CT-Scherzer improved to 8-4, allowing one run on four hits and two walks in 8.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals defeated the New York Mets 7-2 on Friday. Scherzer struck out 10, ending the game with a 2.26 ERA and 0.84 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Over his last five starts, Scherzer is 4-1 with a 1.13 ERA, a stretch in which he has struck out 58 while walking just seven over 40 innings.
June 11 5:41 PM PT6:41 PM MT7:41 PM CT8:41 PM ET20:41 ET0:41 GMT8:41 5:41 PM MST7:41 PM EST8:11 PM VEN4:41 UAE (+1)7:41 PM CT-Max Scherzer fell to 7-4, allowing three runs - two earned - on three hits and one walk in 7.1 innings, as the Washington Nationals lost to the Texas Rangers 5-1 on Sunday. Scherzer struck out 10, ending the game with a 2.36 ERA and 0.85 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer has 2,005 career strikeouts after fanning at least 10 batters seven times this season. In terms of innings pitched (1,784), Scherzer is the third-fastest to hit 2,000 strikeouts behind Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson. Scherzer has allowed three runs or fewer in eight straight starts.
June 7 11:38 PM PT12:38 AM MT1:38 AM CT2:38 AM ET2:38 ET6:38 GMT14:38 11:38 PM MST1:38 AM EST2:08 AM VEN10:38 UAE1:38 AM CT-Scherzer improved to 7-3, allowing one run - zero earned - on three hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Tuesday. Scherzer struck out a season-high 14, ending the game with a 2.35 ERA and 0.88 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It marked the 55th time Scherzer has fanned at least 10 batters in a game, the most among active pitchers. He has six such outings this season.
June 1 9:17 AM PT10:17 AM MT11:17 AM CT12:17 PM ET12:17 ET16:17 GMT0:17 9:17 AM MST11:17 AM EST11:47 AM VEN20:17 UAE11:17 AM CT-Max Scherzer improved to 6-3, allowing one run on five hits in 9.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-1 on Wednesday. Scherzer struck out 11, ending the game with a 2.56 ERA and 0.89 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer needed only 100 pitches to throw his first complete game of the season and seventh of his career. He came within one out of having one five days earlier against the Padres. The ace was terrific in 43 2/3 innings during May with 60 strikeouts and nine walks, going 3-1 with a 2.27 ERA.
May 26 6:53 PM PT7:53 PM MT8:53 PM CT9:53 PM ET21:53 ET1:53 GMT9:53 6:53 PM MST8:53 PM EST9:23 PM VEN5:53 UAE (+1)8:53 PM CT-Max Scherzer improved to 5-3, allowing one run on three hits and two walks in 8.2 innings, as the Washington Nationals defeated the San Diego Padres 5-1 on Friday. Scherzer struck out 13, ending the game with a 2.77 ERA and 0.94 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer had been on a three-start winless streak, though the Nationals' bullpen coughed up a late lead in two of those outings. The Washington ace has been mostly excellent this month, posting a 2.60 ERA in five May starts while racking up 49 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings.
May 20 8:09 PM PT9:09 PM MT10:09 PM CT11:09 PM ET23:09 ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST10:39 PM VEN7:09 UAE (+1)10:09 PM CT-Max Scherzer fell to 4-3, allowing three runs on four hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Saturday. Scherzer struck out six, ending the game with a 3.02 ERA and 0.99 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer was hurt by shaky control and a pair of homers in his shortest outing of the season, which extended his winless streak to three starts. He's still put up solid numbers during the drought, having recorded a 3.79 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP and 25 strikeouts.
May 15 6:47 AM PT7:47 AM MT8:47 AM CT9:47 AM ET9:47 ET13:47 GMT21:47 6:47 AM MST8:47 AM EST9:17 AM VEN17:47 UAE8:47 AM CT-Max Scherzer allowed three runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings as the Washington Nationals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Sunday. Scherzer struck out eight, ending the game with a 2.80 ERA and 0.95 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer was drilled in his left knee by Michael Saunders' shot in the fourth inning and went tumbling. After briefly climbing to his feet before returning to the ground, he was still grimacing several minutes later while being examined by a Nationals medical staff member. He eventually got to his feet, threw three warmup pitches and gave a thumbs-up sign, sending manager Dusty Baker back to the dugout.
May 9 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET23:24 ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST10:54 PM VEN7:24 UAE (+1)10:24 PM CT-Max Scherzer allowed two runs on four hits and two walks in 8.0 innings as the Washington Nationals lost to the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Tuesday. Scherzer struck out 11, ending the game with a 2.59 ERA and 0.88 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer was in line for his fifth win before his bullpen faltered Tuesday. He has notched six quality starts in seven outings, pitching at least seven innings in four of his last five games.
May 4 2:25 PM PT3:25 PM MT4:25 PM CT5:25 PM ET17:25 ET21:25 GMT5:25 2:25 PM MST4:25 PM EST4:55 PM VEN1:25 UAE (+1)4:25 PM CT-Max Scherzer improved to 4-2, allowing one run on two hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Thursday. Scherzer struck out 11, ending the game with a 2.66 ERA and 0.91 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Scherzer bounced back from his worst outing this season after giving up five runs on Travis d'Arnaud's two homers in a 7-5 loss to the Mets on Friday.
Apr. 29 10:23 PM PT11:23 PM MT12:23 AM CT1:23 AM ET1:23 ET5:23 GMT13:23 10:23 PM MST12:23 AM EST12:53 AM VEN9:23 UAE12:23 AM CT-Max Scherzer fell to 3-2, allowing five runs on nine hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Washington Nationals lost to the New York Mets 7-5 on Friday. Scherzer struck out seven, ending the game with a 2.94 ERA and 0.98 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: After posting a 1.37 ERA in his first three starts, Scherzer has allowed eight runs over 14 innings in his last two - both against the Mets.
Apr. 24 12:29 PM PT1:29 PM MT2:29 PM CT3:29 PM ET15:29 ET19:29 GMT3:29 12:29 PM MST2:29 PM EST2:59 PM VEN23:29 UAE2:29 PM CT-Scherzer allowed three runs on a pair of homers in Sunday's start at the Mets, but permitted just three other hits and struck out nine over a season-high eight innings to record his third win of 2017.
Analysis: Scherzer's first two home runs surrendered this season raised his overall ERA to 1.95, but he's now opened the follow-up to last year's Cy Young campaign with four consecutive quality starts. The Washington ace has struck out at least seven in all four outings as well.
Apr. 18 8:31 PM PT9:31 PM MT10:31 PM CT11:31 PM ET23:31 ET3:31 GMT11:31 8:31 PM MST10:31 PM EST11:01 PM VEN7:31 UAE (+1)10:31 PM CT-Scherzer pitched two-hit ball over seven scoreless innings and the Washington Nationals handed Atlanta its first loss at SunTrust Park, escaping a major jam in the ninth to beat the Braves 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Scherzer (2-1) got an inning-ending double play to work around his only serious trouble in the fourth. The 2016 NL Cy Young Award winner allowed only one other runner as far as second base, finishing with seven strikeouts.
Apr. 12 6:46 PM PT7:46 PM MT8:46 PM CT9:46 PM ET21:46 ET1:46 GMT9:46 6:46 PM MST8:46 PM EST9:16 PM VEN5:46 UAE (+1)8:46 PM CT-Scherzer (1-1) allowed three runs (one earned) and four hits with 10 strikeouts in six innings in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Cardinals.
Analysis: Scherzer struggled with his command, throwing three wild pitches and hitting a batter while walking two for a second straight start. However, the ace dropped his ERA to 2.13.
Apr. 7 5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET20:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST7:30 PM VEN4:00 UAE (+1)7:00 PM CT-Scherzer (1-0) allowed two runs and four hits, striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings in Friday's 7-6 win over the Phillies. He left with a six-run lead, but the relievers allowed four runs, a day after giving up leads in the eighth and ninth innings in a 4-3 loss to Miami in 10 innings.
Analysis: Scherzer, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, waited until the fourth game to take the mound because a broken knuckle set him back in spring training.
Mar. 27 3:39 PM PT4:39 PM MT5:39 PM CT6:39 PM ET18:39 ET22:39 GMT6:39 3:39 PM MST5:39 PM EST6:09 PM VEN2:39 UAE (+1)5:39 PM CT-Scherzer threw five scoreless innings Monday, allowing two hits while striking out seven.
Analysis: He's on track to start the third game of the season April 6 against the Marlins.
Feb. 16 2:14 PM PT3:14 PM MT4:14 PM CT5:14 PM ET17:14 ET22:14 GMT6:14 3:14 PM MST5:14 PM EST5:44 PM VEN2:14 UAE (+1)4:14 PM CT-Saying his finger finally feels normal, Scherzer proclaimed himself healed following his first Grapefruit League start Wednesday.
Analysis: A stress fracture in the knuckle of the ring finger on his pitching hand slowed Scherzer's development this spring and caused him to grip his fastball with the middle three fingers on to instead of the usual index and middle fingers as a means to avoid pain. Scherzer will make two more starts before the regular season begins, but the NL Cy Young award winner won't be the opening day starter. "Right now we've kind of got Max slated as the No. 3 starter," Dusty Baker said.

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 14 12 0 - 0 33 33 4 228.2 176 74 71 27 34 2 276 0.92 2.79
2016 Was 20 7 0 - 0 34 34 1 228.1 165 77 75 31 56 2 284 0.97 2.96
2017 Was 16 6 0 - 0 31 31 2 200.2 126 62 56 22 55 2 268 0.90 2.51
Career 141 75 0 - 0 305 296 8 1897.0 1589 751 695 213 534 13 2149 1.12 3.30

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 34 69 4 15 0 0 0 0 2 23 0 0 .217 .239 .217
2016 Was 34 70 4 13 1 0 0 12 2 30 0 0 .186 .208 .200
2017 Was 31 62 4 10 0 0 1 5 4 16 0 0 .161 .212 .210
Career 308 280 17 51 4 0 1 21 12 92 0 0 .182 .216 .207

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
2016 Was Total 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.0 10 5 5 3 2 0 12 3.75
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 12.0 10 5 5 3 2 0 12 3.75
2017 Was Total 0 1 0 - 0 2 1 0 7.1 4 5 3 0 4 1 8 3.68
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 2 1 0 7.1 4 5 3 0 4 1 8 3.68
Career 4 5 0 - 0 16 13 0 82.0 60 37 34 8 31 2 100 3.73

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2016 Was Total 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017 Was Total 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 16 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1517 98 89 94 48.76
Curveball 255 81 74 77.4 8.2
Slider 902 91 82 86.1 28.99
Changeup 437 89 79 84.7 14.05

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2017 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.