Max Scherzer Washington Nationals

Age: 35 (July 27, 1984) | 6' 3" | 215lbs. | Throws: Right P-33 PH-2
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
WAS NL 2015 14 12 0 0 33 33 228.1 176 27 34 276 2.80 0.92 1.02 1.3 10.9 .288 36/19/45 35 35
WAS NL 2016 20 7 0 0 34 34 228.0 165 31 56 284 2.96 0.97 1.05 2.2 11.2 .272 33/19/48 40 38
WAS NL 2017 16 6 0 0 31 31 200.1 126 22 55 268 2.52 0.90 0.93 2.5 12.0 .259 37/17/47 42 39
WAS NL 2018 18 7 0 0 33 33 220.1 150 23 51 300 2.53 0.91 0.95 2.1 12.3 .283 34/18/48 41 40
WAS NL 2019 10 7 0 0 26 26 166.0 139 16 32 233 2.82 1.03 1.08 1.7 12.6 .343 41/21/38 23 25
Career 12yrs 169 89 0 0 364 355 2281.0 1878 252 617 2682 3.19 1.09 1.12 2.4 10.6 .302 n/a
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Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '13
Tyler Kepner points out in the New York York Times that Scherzer is the first starting pitcher to win the Cy Young Award without having a complete game in his career.
Alex Patton Alex
Nov 14 '13
Two shy of unanimous.

Eleven pitchers altogether getting votes, compared to ten in the NL. Two AL relievers (Uehara and Holland) get votes, one more than the NL (Kimbrel).

Not one flaky vote. Disclosure will do that to you.
Alex Patton Alex
Nov 14 '13
Holy smokes! A two-out, two-run homer by Torii Hunter caps a four run rally in the bottom of the ninth. Tigers have won 20 of the 27 games Scherzer has started. At least.
Alex Patton Alex
Aug 29 '13
Finally threw a clinker today in Detroit. Unless the Tigers rally in the ninth, will be saddled with his second loss.
Alex Patton Alex
Aug 29 '13
Since Johnson and Koufax have been interjected into a conversation about Ks.....

Most 300+ K seasons by a lefty starter:
Johnson-6
Koufax-3
Sudden Sam McDowell-2
Rube Waddell-2
Blue, Carlton, and Lolich- once each
van wilhoite LVW
Jun 23 '13
It's pretty impressive that he's now 11-0 -- apparently only five pitchers in the past 40 years have done that -- but aren't they (Elias and/or STATS) making too big a deal about his striking out at least six batters in all of his starts this season?

Maybe not. Since 1900, only three other pitchers have done that.

Bob Gibson did it in 1970.

Which is to say that he did not do it in 1968.

Pedro Martinez did it in 1999.

"It" being striking out at least six batters in each of his first 15 starts that year.

So if Scherzer can do it in his next start, which of course he will, that just leaves one guy ahead of him.

Who?

Randy Johnson.

I know, it was easy, but I would have said Sandy Koufax. I'm terrible at this stuff.

And it's a long way to Randy Johnson, who struck out six or more in his first 23 starts in 1970.

And when Scherzer passes him (as you know he will), he still hasn't reached the summit.

Still two more streaks that were longer.

Pedro Martinez in 2000: 29.

Randy Johnson in 1999: 35.

Can he do it? Reach the summit?

Not if he doesn't start 35 games, which you know he won't.
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 23 '13
Another dump trade successful for both sides:

Rick Sutcliffe from the Indians to the Cubs for Joe Carter in 1984.

Sutcliffe won the Cy Young that year in the NL after starting the season in the AL. Joe Carter went on to lead the Indians to 2 World Championships.

Oops, sorry Tribe fans, it was the Blue Jays he led to those titles.
Keith Prosseda andypro
Jun 18 '13
"A trade." Perhaps the most successful for both sides dump trade in league history. 4.4 WAR in 11 starts. 9-0 with a 1.53 ERA (279 ERA+) in 88.3 IP (3 CG; 8 IP/GS) all for 20 year old John Smoltz. Detroit finished 2 up on the Blue Jays who lost their last 7 games of the season (4 to DET).
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jun 18 '13
Going into tonite, he had been the 1st Tiger's starter to start out a season 9-0 since?

Trick question sort of- the answer is Doyle Alexander who did it after coming over in a trade August of 1987.
van wilhoite LVW
Jun 17 '13