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Nationals | Max Scherzer no-hits Mets

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 18:34:14 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer threw his second no-hitter of the year, striking out 17 in a 2-0 win over the New York Mets Saturday, Oct. 3.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) capped an impressive season, and he should be one of the first pitchers select in fantasy drafts in 2016.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer strikes out 12 in loss

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 19:13:46 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer (12-12) allowed four runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, Sept. 23, with two walks and 12 strikeouts.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) served up two more home runs Wednesday, and has given up 27 gopher balls this season. Despite this, his high strikeout totals still make him someone to consider using every time he takes the mound in FantasyScore. Scherzer's next start will come against the Cincinnati Reds Monday, Sept. 28.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer serving up gopher balls

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 17:02:58 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer has served up a major league-leading 18 home runs since the beginning of July.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($8,900, 17.8% of cap) has struggled during the second half, going 2-4 with a 4.50 ERA in 11 starts since the All-Star break, compared to 10-7 with a 2.11 ERA in 18 outings before the Midsummer Classic. That being said, he is still worth considering for FantasyScore lineups because he is still racking up strikeouts at a high rate.

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Marlins | Marcell Ozuna not in Friday lineup

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 13:04:14 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna is not starting Friday, Sept. 18, against the Washington Nationals. OF Ichiro Suzuki is batting seventh against Nationals SP Max Scherzer.

Fantasy Tip: Ozuna ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) had a .111 average against Scherzer, so he takes a seat Friday. Suzuki ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) bats .333 against the Nationals and .233 against Scherzer, so he has a bit more luck. He isn't a bad salary-cap saver.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer back on track

Sun, 13 Sep 2015 20:19:25 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer allowed five hits and struck out eight over eight scoreless innings in a win over the Miami Marlins Sunday, Sept. 13.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) had been in a bit of a slump, allowing at least three runs in six of his previous seven starts. On the plus side, he has continued to pile up strikeouts, and he is still worth using at FantasyScore against almost any opponent.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer socked around

Mon, 07 Sep 2015 19:59:25 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer allowed five runs and seven hits over six innings in a no-decision Monday, Sept. 7, against the New York Mets. He did not walk any batters and struck out six. His ERA ballooned to a season-high 3.03.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) has struggled in the second half and is no longer worth the high FantasyScore salary most nights.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer struggling with location

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:11:32 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer ranks 80th in ERA in baseball (4.66) and 75th in opponent's OPS (.755) among 96 qualified starters since the start of July. Nine of his 13 home runs allowed since that time have come off his fastball, which he has had trouble locating. Scherzer was throwing his fastball in the lower third or below the strike zone just 15% of the time in July and August, meaning his heater found the middle portion of the strike zone 44% of the time, the highest rate in the National League. However, his average fastball velocity has gone up from 93.7 mph in the first three months to 94.1 mph over the last two months.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) remains an elite starting pitcher with an elite strikeout rate. His rough last couple months has driven the demand for him down in daily formats, too, meaning you could capitalize in the season's final month if he can turn things around, which he should be able to do.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer pushed back to Friday

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:43:50 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer had his next start pushed back from Wednesday, Aug. 26, to Friday, Aug. 28, against the Miami Marlins. The move will allow Scherzer to face the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets in his next two starts after the Marlins. Scherzer is only 1-3 with a 5.08 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($8,500, 17.0% of cap) was looking at a fine matchup either way in his next start, and hopefully some folks will still be hesitant to use him on FantasyScore because of his struggles since the break. The Marlins rank dead last in OPS against right-handers this year (.662).

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Nationals | Max Scherzer falls again at Coors Field

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:39:18 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer allowed three runs and eight hits in six innings and fell to 0-3 in four career starts at Coors Field Thursday, Aug. 20. The Nationals lost 3-2 to the Colorado Rockies.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($9,400, 18.8% of cap) has been a bit of a disappointment at times this season, with an 11-10 record. Then again, the Nationals have disappointed a great deal. This is a situation where FantasyScore owners should have stayed away from Scherzer, and you need to analyze matchups like this before starting him.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer not good in second half

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:34:15 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer has a 5.18 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and is lasting just 5 2/3 innings per game in the second half. He had a 2.11 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and was going 7 1/3 innings per game before the All-Star break.

Fantasy Tip: Sure, Scherzer ($9,400, 18.8% of cap) has endured a rough patch here in the second half, but he remains one of the better fantasy aces to own, and you'll need to keep faith in his abilities. After all, he's still fanning 10.6 hitters per nine innings. In his start against the Colorado Rockies tonight at Coors Field, most daily players will want to avoid him at his high salary.

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