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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).

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Eddie Matz

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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Nationals | Max Scherzer has struggled at Coors

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:07:57 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer is 0-2 with a 5.63 ERA at Coors Field, the home of the Colorado Rockies. Scherzer faces the Rockies on the road Thursday, Aug. 20.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($9,400, 18.8% of cap) has had a rough go of it in August, which will likely lead many to be scared off by his high FantasyScore salary in an extreme hitter's park tonight. It's funny stating Scherzer as a risk/reward pitcher, but it's true tonight.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer blames fastball for troubles

Sat, 15 Aug 2015 05:05:38 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer said his arm slot was not right during his start against the San Francisco Giants Friday, Aug. 14. "My arm slot is a little low right now. It causes my fastball to flatten out. When you think about the results tonight, a lot of damage was done against the fastball."

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($9,700, 19.4% of cap) allowed six runs on seven hits over three innings, and he has allowed 13 runs through 15 innings over his past three starts. Expect Scherzer to curb the struggles promptly, and seasonal owners will want to stay the course. However, his hefty FantasyScore salary makes Scherzer a risky daily option.

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Nationals | Max Scherzer hasn't fared well against SF

Fri, 14 Aug 2015 16:05:02 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer is 1-3 with a 5.12 ERA in four career regular season starts against the San Francisco Giants, who he faces Friday, Aug. 14. He allowed six earned runs in just two innings in a loss the last time he faced the Giants. He also has a 5.25 ERA in August.

Fantasy Tip: Throw all of those numbers out the window. Scherzer ($9,700, 19.4% of cap) should be a lock on FantasyScore tonight against the Giants, who have struggled to hit at home in a pitching-friendly environment. Maybe Scherzer's poor August so far will deter others from looking his way.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Oliver Macklin

Nationals | Max Scherzer starting Sunday

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 18:07:10 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer will start the series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, July 19.

Fantasy Tip: Manager Matt Williams said Scherzer ($9,800, 19.6% of cap) is receiving extra rest because of the heavy workload he had during the first half of the season. He threw three complete games and pitched at least six innings in all but one of his 18 starts. He remains a must-start in FantasyScore every time he takes the mound.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Ladson

Nationals | Max Scherzer rebounds

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 16:49:24 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer came within one out of a complete game, allowing two run on four hits and striking out seven in a win over the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, July 12.

Fantasy Tip: After a rare poor outing, Scherzer ($9,800, 19.6% of cap) was his typically dominant self in this one. He is usually worth his hefty price tag. Fade him at your own risk at FantasyScore.

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Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw added to All-Star team

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 13:30:37 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw has been named to the National League All-Star team to replace Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer, who is ineligible to pitch because he started against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, July 12.

Fantasy Tip: Kershaw ($9,400, 18.8% of cap) is 6-6 with a 2.85 ERA through 18 starts this season and leads the majors with 160 strikeouts. He is a must-start in FantasyScore every time he takes the mound.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Bill Shaikin

Nationals | Max Scherzer roughed up

Tue, 07 Jul 2015 18:54:48 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer gave up seven hits and five runs over just 4 2/3 innings Tuesday, July 7, against the Cincinnati Reds. It was Scherzer's shortest outing in over a year.

Fantasy Tip: Scherzer ($9,800, 19.6% of cap) was bound for a humanoid outing before too long. The five runs allowed were more than he allowed in his previous four starts combined. FantasyScore owners should ignore this blip in the radar going forward.

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