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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They obviously didn't pay any attention to quality of opposition Alex.

Starts and innings vs postseason teams:

Scherzer 3 and 18

Kershaw 10 and 59

van wilhoite LVW
Nov 22 '17

Why the stampede to Scherzer in the Cy Young voting?

I mean, it wasn't even close. Both LA writers voted for Mad Max. Only three out of 30 voted for Kershaw, who won more games, lost fewer, had a better ERA, even had a better ERA+.

Without checking, I would have said that Scherzer made many more starts than Kershaw -- there's the explanation, simple as that -- but in fact he only made four more.

He pitched 25 more innings. And had 66 more strikeouts.

Is that the explanation? Simple as that?

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 22 '17

Whether the umpires blew the catchers interference call is a different debate.  That inning had almost every possible way to reach base except fielder's choice and fielder interference.  I think everything else was covered.  Hit, walk, error, passed ball on strikeout, catcher's interference, hit by pitch.  

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 13 '17

When Baker came out in the 7th inning I said to myself he's Dusty Baker and  it's the postseason so he'll do the dumb thing and take Scherzer out for the 5+ ERA guy.

van wilhoite LVW
Oct 10 '17

He clearly wasn't at his best and still threw six no-hit innings.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Oct 10 '17

My $$$ values and Alex's are typically almost exactly alike on the hitters.

Pitchers is where they tend to vary.

For 2016, I showed Max earning $40 in 5x5. This year, I show him earning $41.

I thought there would be more of an adjustment for pitchers at the top in $$$ but as I've pointed out before the change in the home run context hasn't carried over to the run scoring context the way it did in the '"steroids" era.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Oct 6 '17

"It was a different leg" = the OTHER leg, presumably.  Oy, Rotoworld.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Oct 1 '17

Biggest story of the day potentially with playoff implications.  From rotoworld

Max Scherzer left Saturday's game in the fourth inning with an apparent leg injury.

Scherzer seemed to injury his right leg delivering a pitch. Hopefully, it's nothing major at all, but he's done for the night. It was a different leg that the one he injured when he was hit by a liner earlier this month
van wilhoite LVW
Oct 1 '17

...and then he leaves with what appears to be a minor injury.

Mike Gianella MikeG
Aug 2 '17

Max goes MadBum ... 3-run shot today!

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 1 '17