Max Scherzer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Max Scherzer's knuckle issue causes concern his season debut could be delayed

    Washington Post "The knuckle at the base of Max Scherzer’s right ring finger became the most analyzed joint in the Washington Nationals‘ clubhouse on Thursday, knocking Stephen Strasburg’s right elbow out of its familiar spotlight, and delivering an unexpected blow to the early-season stability of the Nationals’..." February 17

  • Max Scherzer Injury: Nationals SP Suffers Stress Fracture in Knuckle

    Bleacher Report "Max Scherzer has been one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball over the last five years, but the Washington Nationals ace is on the mend after suffering a stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger, according to Dan Kolko of MASN. He added that Scherzer will not be able to..." January 10

  • Scherzer aims to improve NL-worst HR mark: 'I've got to find a way'

    Washington Post "One could argue that if player embodies the state of the Washington Nationals these days, it is Max Scherzer. He is unquestionably elite, one of the best pitchers in baseball, and recently decorated as such with his second Cy Young Award. One team in baseball has won more games over the past five..." December 27

  • Nationals' Max Scherzer named 2016 NL Cy Young winner

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, the Baseball Writers Association of America named Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer the winner of the 2016 National League Cy Young award. Cubs lefty Jon Lester finished second in the voting and Cubs righty Kyle Hendricks was third. This is the second Cy Young for Scherzer, who..." November 16

  • Scherzer plans to pitch in World Baseball Classic "This year, Max Scherzer became the first pitcher since Sandy Koufax in 1965 to lead the National League in wins, strikeouts, innings pitched and WHIP. Monday, Scherzer was named as a finalist for the NL Cy Young Award. If he wins, he'll join Gaylord Perry, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Roger..." November 08

  • Max Scherzer says wife threw his no-hitter jersey in the trash

    Larry Brown Sports "Max Scherzer has thrown two no-hitters in his career, and the Washington Nationals pitcher saved momentos from both of them. His wife Erica doesn’t seem to have an appreciation for that. On Wednesday, Scherzer tweeted a photo of what he claims was the jersey he wore during his second no-hitter..." October 27

  • Scherzer looks forward to the “biggest start of my life”

    Masn "Max Scherzer didn’t even pause to think about it when asked Tuesday night about the significance of what takes place Thursday night in D.C. “Yep, this is probably the biggest start of my career,” he said. “Biggest start of my life. I’ve said that a handful of times throughout my career. How you..." October 13

  • Max Scherzer historically good at missing bats, limiting baserunners

    Sporting News "Pitchers who don’t allow batters to reach base while also striking them out with regularity are going to be successful. Max Scherzer is one of baseball’s finest when it comes to this. Many people in baseball don’t appreciate just how skilled Scherzer is at this, though. Scherzer is one of..." October 07

  • Max Scherzer reached 20 wins, but his Cy Young case goes beyond that

    Washington Post "When it comes to pitchers’ win-loss record, Max Scherzer subscribes to the new-school way of thinking: He believes wins and losses are faulty measures of a pitcher’s individual performance over the course of a season. Too many variables. Too much happenstance. That stance, however, takes a..." October 03

  • Max Scherzer lobbies for Metro to make an exception for Nats playoff games

    Washington Post "With the rapidly approaching prospect of Nationals playoff games running past Metro’s closing time, the issue is finally attracting more widespread attention. Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans sounded off about the matter this week, saying at a breakfast that “it’s going to look foolish if 15,000..." October 01

  • Max Scherzer annoyed by loud visiting Orioles fans at Nationals Park

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer takes his home-field advantage very seriously. Speaking with reporters after blanking Baltimore 4-0 on Thursday night, Scherzer said that he was irritated by loud Oriole fan infiltrators making noise in the eighth inning at Nationals Park. “I..." August 26