|Jan. 9 1:59 PM PT2:59 PM MT3:59 PM CT4:59 PM ET16:59 ET21:59 GMT5:59 2:59 PM MST4:59 PM EST5:29 PM VEN1:59 UAE (+1)3:59 PM CT-NL Cy Young Award winner Scherzer injured a finger on his pitching hand and will miss the World Baseball Classic. The Washington Nationals announced Monday on Twitter that their star right-hander has a stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger.
Analysis: The team said the ongoing rehabilitation will keep Scherzer off the U.S. team at the WBC, which is in March, but he is still ''expected to be a full participant'' at spring training, which starts next month. Scherzer went 20-7 with a 2.96 ERA and 284 strikeouts last season, including a record-tying 20 in one game, for the NL East champion Nationals, becoming the sixth pitcher in major league history to win AL and NL Cy Youngs.
|Nov. 16 3:39 PM PT4:39 PM MT5:39 PM CT6:39 PM ET18:39 ET23:39 GMT7:39 4:39 PM MST6:39 PM EST7:09 PM VEN3:39 UAE (+1)5:39 PM CT-Scherzer became the sixth pitcher to win the Cy Young Award in both leagues Wednesday, taking the NL prize by a wide margin.
Analysis: Scherzer led the majors with 284 strikeouts and topped the NL with 20 wins. After earning the AL honor in 2013 with Detroit, Scherzer joined Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Gaylord Perry and Roy Halladay as winners in both leagues.
|Nov. 8 9:08 AM PT10:08 AM MT11:08 AM CT12:08 PM ET12:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE11:08 AM CT-Scherzer, the Washington Nationals ace and a National League Cy Young Award finalist, told MLB.com he plans to pitch for Team U.S.A. in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, which takes place in March.
Analysis: The 32-year-old native of St. Louis and former AL Cy Young Award winner with the Tigers will join forces with Jim Leyland, his former manager in Detroit who is managing the United States' squad in 2017.
|Oct. 11 6:26 PM PT7:26 PM MT8:26 PM CT9:26 PM ET21:26 ET1:26 GMT9:26 6:26 PM MST8:26 PM EST8:56 PM VEN5:26 UAE (+1)8:26 PM CT-Scherzer will start Thursday when the Nationals host the Dodgers in a decisive Game 5 of their NL Division Series.
Analysis: Hurt by a pair of home runs, Scherzer took the loss in Game 1 at home after being reached for four runs in six innings. Including playoffs, the right-hander is 2-5 with a 3.75 ERA in nine starts against Los Angeles.
|Oct. 8 10:00 PM PT11:00 PM MT12:00 AM CT1:00 AM ET1:00 ET5:00 GMT13:00 10:00 PM MST12:00 AM EST12:30 AM VEN9:00 UAE12:00 AM CT-Hurt by a pair of third-inning home runs, Scherzer took the loss in Game 1 of Washington's NLDS matchup with the Dodgers after being reached for four runs in six innings.
Analysis: Scherzer went 8-0 with a 2.97 ERA over his final nine regular-season starts to reach the 20-win mark for the second time, but he's now lost his last three postseason assignments while pitching to a 5.49 ERA. The Nationals still hope to send their ace out to the mound again this fall, perhaps on short rest in Tuesday's Game 4.
|Oct. 3 10:12 AM PT11:12 AM MT12:12 PM CT1:12 PM ET13:12 ET17:12 GMT1:12 10:12 AM MST12:12 PM EST12:42 PM VEN21:12 UAE12:12 PM CT-Scherzer earned his 20th victory of the season and drove in a career-high four runs to help Washington beat the Miami Marlins 10-7 on Sunday.
Analysis: Scherzer (20-7) allowed five runs in five innings while striking out seven. It was his second career 20-win season, and he became the second pitcher to win 20 games for the Nationals since they moved to Washington. Gio Gonzalez won 21 games in 2012.
|Sep. 27 7:07 PM PT8:07 PM MT9:07 PM CT10:07 PM ET22:07 ET2:07 GMT10:07 7:07 PM MST9:07 PM EST9:37 PM VEN6:07 UAE (+1)9:07 PM CT-Scherzer tied Chicago's Jon Lester for the NL lead with his 19th win Tuesday. He struck out 10 and allowed two runs in six innings to beat the Diamondbacks.
Analysis: The major league leader with 277 strikeouts, Scherzer is 7-0 with a 2.43 ERA in his last eight starts.
|Sep. 22 9:01 PM PT10:01 PM MT11:01 PM CT12:01 AM ET0:01 ET4:01 GMT12:01 9:01 PM MST11:01 PM EST11:31 PM VEN8:01 UAE11:01 PM CT-Scherzer tied for the NL lead with his 18th victory Wednesday, allowing three runs and four hits in 6 2/3 innings with two walks and eight strikeouts against Miami.
Analysis: Scherzer is 6-0 with a 2.36 ERA in his last seven outings, walking 11 and striking out 56 in 49 2/3 innings. He's next scheduled to face Arizona on Wednesday, and he's 3-0 with a 2.57 ERA in four career starts versus the Diamondbacks.
|Sep. 16 8:55 PM PT9:55 PM MT10:55 PM CT11:55 PM ET23:55 ET3:55 GMT11:55 8:55 PM MST10:55 PM EST11:25 PM VEN7:55 UAE (+1)10:55 PM CT-Scherzer won his fifth straight decision to post his 17th win Friday when he allowed two runs in seven innings of a 7-2 win over Atlanta.
Analysis: The Washington ace is 12-3 with a 2.10 ERA in his last 20 starts.
|Sep. 10 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-Scherzer gave up four hits in 6 2/3 scoreless innings, and struck out eight in Saturday's 3-0 win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: Scherzer is 3-0 with a 1.21 ERA in his last four starts.
|Sep. 5 7:18 PM PT8:18 PM MT9:18 PM CT10:18 PM ET22:18 ET2:18 GMT10:18 7:18 PM MST9:18 PM EST9:48 PM VEN6:18 UAE (+1)9:18 PM CT-Scherzer joined Jake Arrieta as the NL's lone 16-game winners by tossing seven solid innings Monday against Atlanta. The All-Star hurler scattered seven hits and struck out five while permitting two runs in Washington's 6-4 win.
Analysis: Scherzer has now won four consecutive starts and owns a 1.57 ERA over his last three, though he was a little more hittable in this one after giving up a combined five hits through 16 innings over his prior two outings. He improved to 9-2 with a 2.93 ERA against the NL East this season.
|Sep. 3 4:36 PM PT5:36 PM MT6:36 PM CT7:36 PM ET19:36 ET23:36 GMT7:36 4:36 PM MST6:36 PM EST7:06 PM VEN3:36 UAE (+1)6:36 PM CT-Scherzer's next start has been pushed back a day by the Nationals to give the right-hander extra rest.
Analysis: Scherzer initially was lined up to pitch Sunday night at Citi Field in the finale of a three-game series against the Mets. Instead, the NL East leaders plan to recall rookie right-hander Reynaldo Lopez from Triple-A Syracuse to make that start - weather permitting. Scherzer is scheduled to go Monday at home against Atlanta.
|Aug. 30 7:23 PM PT8:23 PM MT9:23 PM CT10:23 PM ET22:23 ET2:23 GMT10:23 7:23 PM MST9:23 PM EST9:53 PM VEN6:23 UAE (+1)9:23 PM CT-Scherzer took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and struck out 11 over eight dominant frames Tuesday in Philadelphia to earn his 15th win. The Washington ace finished with two runs and three hits allowed.
Analysis: Scherzer has now won three straight starts and been masterful in each of his last two, having held Baltimore to two hits while fanning 10 over eight scoreless innings Thursday. Over his last 12 starts, the All-Star hurler is 7-2 with an excellent 2.07 ERA and struck out 100 in 82 2/3 innings.
|Aug. 25 7:06 PM PT8:06 PM MT9:06 PM CT10:06 PM ET22:06 ET2:06 GMT10:06 7:06 PM MST9:06 PM EST9:36 PM VEN6:06 UAE (+1)9:06 PM CT-Scherzer was in complete control Thursday in a 4-0 win over Baltimore. He tossed two-hit ball over eight innings with no walks and 10 strikeouts.
Analysis: Scherzer recorded his 47th game - 11th this season - with at least 10 strikeouts. He has a 2.33 ERA in 11 home starts compared to a 3.35 mark in 16 on the road.
|Aug. 9 7:16 PM PT8:16 PM MT9:16 PM CT10:16 PM ET22:16 ET2:16 GMT10:16 7:16 PM MST9:16 PM EST9:46 PM VEN6:16 UAE (+1)9:16 PM CT-Scherzer took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Tuesday, but suffered a 3-1 loss to the Indians. He ended up allowing two runs - one earned - and three hits over seven innings.
Analysis: Scherzer, who struck out 10, has been for the most part outstanding of late, going 4-2 with a 1.44 ERA with 70 strikeouts over his last eight outings.
|Aug. 4 9:33 AM PT10:33 AM MT11:33 AM CT12:33 PM ET12:33 ET16:33 GMT0:33 9:33 AM MST11:33 AM EST12:03 PM VEN20:33 UAE11:33 AM CT-Scherzer struck out 11 in eight innings while beating Arizona on Wednesday, allowing three runs and four hits with one walk, though he did serve up two more homers.
Analysis: Scherzer had given up only two home runs in his previous six starts but has allowed an NL-high 24 on the season. Still, he's 4-1 with a 1.46 ERA in his last seven outings, striking out 60 in 49 1/3 innings. Opponents are hitting .162 against him in that span.
|July 30 10:38 PM PT11:38 PM MT12:38 AM CT1:38 AM ET1:38 ET5:38 GMT13:38 10:38 PM MST12:38 AM EST1:08 AM VEN9:38 UAE12:38 AM CT-Scherzer stymied the Giants on Friday, allowing one run and five hits over seven innings in a 4-1 win.
Analysis: Scherzer has been outstanding in his last six starts with a 3-1 record and 1.09 ERA.
|July 17 8:25 PM PT9:25 PM MT10:25 PM CT11:25 PM ET23:25 ET3:25 GMT11:25 8:25 PM MST10:25 PM EST10:55 PM VEN7:25 UAE (+1)10:25 PM CT-Scherzer allowed one run and struck out seven over seven innings of a 2-1, 18-inning loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Scherzer is 2-1 with a stellar 0.66 ERA in his last four starts. He's fanned 33 and walked seven over 27 1/3 innings during that stretch.
|July 9 8:04 PM PT9:04 PM MT10:04 PM CT11:04 PM ET23:04 ET3:04 GMT11:04 8:04 PM MST10:04 PM EST10:34 PM VEN7:04 UAE (+1)10:04 PM CT-Scherzer gave up three hits and an unearned run in seven innings in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Scherzer (10-6) joined fellow Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg (12-0) in having 10 wins before the All-Star break. Scherzer is 2-1 with a 0.44 ERA in his last three starts, striking out 26 over 20 1/3 innings.
|July 8 1:58 PM PT2:58 PM MT3:58 PM CT4:58 PM ET16:58 ET20:58 GMT4:58 1:58 PM MST3:58 PM EST4:28 PM VEN0:58 UAE (+1)3:58 PM CT-Scherzer will replace teammate Stephen Strasburg on the NL roster for the All-Star Game.
Analysis: Scherzer (9-6, 3.21 ERA) will make his fourth straight appearance in the Midsummer Classic.
|July 4 4:34 PM PT5:34 PM MT6:34 PM CT7:34 PM ET19:34 ET23:34 GMT7:34 4:34 PM MST6:34 PM EST7:04 PM VEN3:34 UAE (+1)6:34 PM CT-In Monday's 1-0 loss to Milwaukee, he threw 114 pitches in six innings, and gave up four hits while striking out seven and walking three.
Analysis: In three of his past four starts, he hasn't lasted more than six innings. "I just haven't been quite as efficient over the past couple of outings," Scherzer said. "I'm kind of scratching my head over that."
|June 30 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-Scherzer allowed two hits while striking out 10 over 7 1/3 innings in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Scherzer bounced back nicely after giving up five runs over six innings in a 5-3 loss at Milwaukee in his previous starts.
|June 25 10:21 PM PT11:21 PM MT12:21 AM CT1:21 AM ET1:21 ET5:21 GMT13:21 10:21 PM MST12:21 AM EST12:51 AM VEN9:21 UAE12:21 AM CT-Scherzer recorded his third consecutive start with double-digit strikeouts Friday in Milwaukee, though he was tagged for five runs in six innings to take the loss.
Analysis: Scherzer had allowed just four runs total over his previous four starts, compiling a 3-0 record and 1.29 ERA over that stretch. The long ball continues to be a problem, though, as he's now surrendered an major league-leading 20 after the Brewers connected for two.
|June 19 10:49 AM PT11:49 AM MT12:49 PM CT1:49 PM ET13:49 ET17:49 GMT1:49 10:49 AM MST12:49 PM EST1:19 PM VEN21:49 UAE12:49 PM CT-Scherzer struck out 10 and allowed one run in six innings before the Padres rallied for a 7-3 win over the Nationals on Saturday.
Analysis: Scherzer is 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA in June and has 38 strikeouts in 28 innings.
|June 14 9:01 AM PT10:01 AM MT11:01 AM CT12:01 PM ET12:01 ET16:01 GMT0:01 9:01 AM MST11:01 AM EST11:31 AM VEN20:01 UAE11:01 AM CT-Scherzer dominated the major league-best Cubs on Monday, retiring the first 16 batters and striking out 11 in seven innings of a 4-1 win.
Analysis: The right-hander's bid for a third career no-hitter ended when Addison Russell homered in the sixth, and the only other batter to reach against him was Anthony Rizzo, who doubled in the seventh. Scherzer became the 26th pitcher in baseball history to have 40 games with at least 10 strikeouts. He has won three straight starts, allowing three runs over 22 innings with 28 Ks.
|June 9 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Scherzer threw seven scoreless innings in the Nationals' 11-4 win over the White Sox, walking one and striking out six while improving to 7-4.
Analysis: Starting with his 20-strikeout game against Detroit on May 11, Scherzer has a 2.58 ERA in his last six outings. Opponents are hitting .175 against him in that span.
|June 2 12:14 PM PT1:14 PM MT2:14 PM CT3:14 PM ET15:14 ET19:14 GMT3:14 12:14 PM MST2:14 PM EST2:44 PM VEN23:14 UAE2:14 PM CT-Scherzer fanned 11 in eight innings Wednesday in a 7-2 win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: Scherzer (6-4, 3.87 ERA) allowed two runs after giving up five in seven innings in a 6-2 loss to St. Louis on May 27. He has alternated wins and losses in each of his last seven starts.
|May 28 9:04 AM PT10:04 AM MT11:04 AM CT12:04 PM ET12:04 ET16:04 GMT0:04 9:04 AM MST11:04 AM EST11:34 AM VEN20:04 UAE11:04 AM CT-Scherzer allowed five runs in seven innings Friday and fell to 5-4.
Analysis: Scherzer allowed two earned runs in each of his previous three starts including his 20-strikeout gem on May 11 in a victory over Detroit. That version didn't show early against St. Louis. He walked four batters and allowed five runs, all by the third inning.
|May 18 8:31 AM PT9:31 AM MT10:31 AM CT11:31 AM ET11:31 ET15:31 GMT23:31 8:31 AM MST10:31 AM EST11:01 AM VEN19:31 UAE10:31 AM CT-Scherzer allowed just three hits in 6 1/3 innings but two of them left the ballpark Tuesday.
Analysis: Scherzer also struck out 10 in his first start since fanning a record-tying 20 against Detroit in his last outing. Kerry Wood set the modern mark of 33 strikeouts in consecutive starts in 1998.
|May 11 7:12 PM PT8:12 PM MT9:12 PM CT10:12 PM ET22:12 ET2:12 GMT10:12 7:12 PM MST9:12 PM EST9:42 PM VEN6:12 UAE (+1)9:12 PM CT-Scherzer struck out 20 batters, matching the major league record for a nine-inning game as he pitched the Washington Nationals past the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: The astounding performance came in Scherzer's first outing against the Tigers, his former team. The right-hander, who pitched two no-hitters last season and struck out 17 in the second one, joined Roger Clemens (twice), Kerry Wood and Randy Johnson as the only big league pitchers to compile 20 strikeouts in nine innings.
|May 7 4:22 PM PT5:22 PM MT6:22 PM CT7:22 PM ET19:22 ET23:22 GMT7:22 4:22 PM MST6:22 PM EST6:52 PM VEN3:22 UAE (+1)6:22 PM CT-Scherzer succumbed to the potent Chicago Cubs lineup in an 8-6 loss Friday.
Analysis: Scherzer (3-2, 4.60 ERA) was charged with seven runs and seven hits - including four homers - in five innings. He tossed seven scoreless innings with a season-high nine strikeouts in a 6-1 win over St. Louis on Sunday. Scherzer hadn't given up seven runs in a game since joining the Nationals last year. He surrendered 10 in 2014 when he pitched for Detroit against Kansas City.
|May 2 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST5:28 PM VEN1:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-Scherzer rocked the fantasy world Sunday.
Analysis: Scherzer, who grew up in suburban St. Louis, struck out nine and scattered four singles in seven innings. He didn't allow a runner past first base, earning his first win in five career starts against the Cardinals. He also went 2 for 2 at the dish.
|Apr. 27 11:28 PM PT12:28 AM MT1:28 AM CT2:28 AM ET2:28 ET6:28 GMT14:28 11:28 PM MST1:28 AM EST1:58 AM VEN10:28 UAE1:28 AM CT-After all of six pitches, Scherzer had allowed a walk and a two-run homer Tuesday. And after he allowed three runs and seven hits, along with four walks, in a no-decision as Washington lost 4-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night, Scherzer blamed problems with controlling where his fastball goes.
Analysis: "You go through funks. Right now, this is a funk," Scherzer said. "But at the end of the day, this is an easy thing to correct. This is just a minor tweak. You get through it. And for me, I envision attacking the zone at a much higher rate my next start."
|Apr. 17 4:14 PM PT5:14 PM MT6:14 PM CT7:14 PM ET19:14 ET23:14 GMT7:14 4:14 PM MST6:14 PM EST6:44 PM VEN3:14 UAE (+1)6:14 PM CT-Scherzer came up big Saturday, allowing one run and striking out seven over seven innings of an 8-1 win over the Phillies.
Analysis: Scherzer is 2-0 with a 3.15 ERA with 20 strikeouts over his three starts.
|Apr. 12 3:49 PM PT4:49 PM MT5:49 PM CT6:49 PM ET18:49 ET22:49 GMT6:49 3:49 PM MST5:49 PM EST6:19 PM VEN2:49 UAE (+1)5:49 PM CT-Scherzer struggled early in Monday's 6-4 win over Atlanta, surrendering four runs through the first two innings.
Analysis: He settled down and didn't allow any more over the next four, finishing with six hits allowed while walking three and striking out six.
|Apr. 5 2:59 PM PT3:59 PM MT4:59 PM CT5:59 PM ET17:59 ET21:59 GMT5:59 2:59 PM MST4:59 PM EST5:29 PM VEN1:59 UAE (+1)4:59 PM CT-Scherzer gave up two solo home runs but only one other hit in seven innings in Monday's season opener.
Analysis: He didn't factor into the decision after walking two and striking out seven.
|Mar. 13 9:48 AM PT10:48 AM MT11:48 AM CT12:48 PM ET12:48 ET16:48 GMT0:48 9:48 AM MST11:48 AM EST12:18 PM VEN20:48 UAE10:48 AM CT-Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker confirmed the obvious Sunday: Scherzer will be the team's opening day starter April 4 in Atlanta.
Analysis: It will be the second consecutive opening day start for Scherzer, who signed a seven-year, $210 million contract prior to last season. He went 14-12 with a 2.79 ERA in 2015. Scherzer also became the sixth pitcher in major league history to throw two no-hitters in the same season. He no-hit the Pirates on June 20 and the Mets on Oct 4.
|Mar. 3 1:46 PM PT2:46 PM MT3:46 PM CT4:46 PM ET16:46 ET21:46 GMT5:46 2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)3:46 PM CT-Scherzer tossed two scoreless innings in his spring debut in Thursday's win over the Mets.
Analysis: Scherzer, who no-hit the Mets last October in his final 2015 start, allowed one hit and struck out one.
|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|
|Career||125||69||0 - 0||274||265||6||1696.1||1463||689||639||191||479||11||1881||1.14||3.39|
|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|
|Career||4||4||0 - 0||14||12||0||74.2||56||32||31||8||27||1||92||3.74|