Sat, 01 Apr 2017 16:21:45 -0700
Washington Nationals RHP Max Scherzer (finger) is expected to make his season debut Friday, April 7, against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 07:20:57 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer (finger) is unlikely to be ready for the season opener, according to manager Dusty Baker.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 09:05:56 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer (finger) threw his first session of live batting practice Tuesday, March 7.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:19:53 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer (finger) is unable to use his fastball grip without pain, and he'll only throw secondary pitches in his bullpen session Saturday, Feb. 25.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:15:10 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer (finger) played long toss Wednesday, Feb. 22, but is still not throwing off a mound because he is waiting for the stress fracture in his right ring finger to fully heal.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:41:22 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer (finger) had a recent MRI reveal a stress fracture in the knuckle in his right ring finger. Scherzer said he felt pain in the finger in late August and pitched through it the rest of the season. However, he's expected to be fully ready to go for spring training.
Sun, 04 Sep 2016 00:55:39 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer will have his next scheduled start pushed back a day to Monday, Sept. 5, to give him extra rest.
Sat, 23 Jul 2016 12:27:39 -0700
San Diego Padres 1B Wil Myers is in the starting lineup batting second against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer on Saturday, July 23. OF Travis Jankowski is also back after a rest day and will hit leadoff. However, C Derek Norris will sit in favor of C Christian Bethancourt, who will fill in behind the plate and bat seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Myers sat out Friday after getting hit by a pitch for the first time all season Thursday, but the absence was not believed to be injury-related and this proves it. A bigger concern for fantasy owners is his 2-for-22 slump - something that doesn't figure to get much better with Scherzer on the mound, although he is 4-for-6 lifetime against the right-hander. Myers has been too good this season to bench, so non-DFS owners should keep starting him in hopes he can get back on track soon.
Sat, 16 Jul 2016 21:01:02 -0700
Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer will make his first start since the All-Star Game when he pitches Sunday, July 17, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He threw a no-hitter against the Pirates June 20, 2015.
Fantasy Tip: Scherzer has managed three straight quality starts, and he has allowed three or fewer runs while lasting at least six innings in seven of his past eight outings. After a rough start, especially by his standards, he has re-emerged as a must-start in all fantasy formats.
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 15:52:54 -0700
New York Mets OF Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is not in the lineup against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer on Saturday, July 9. OF Alejandro De Aza will take his spot in center field and bat eighth. Cespedes has already been replaced by Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce on the NL All-Star roster, which suggests he won't play Sunday, June 10 either.
Fantasy Tip: Get him out of all fantasy lineups immediately. Cespedes told reporters he missed four to five days the last time he had a quad strain, so he is a good bet to be back in the heart of the Mets' order when they begin play next weekend, meaning he should be in all fantasy lineups at that time as well.