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Federal Baseball Apr 16, 2019
Nationals’ ace Max Scherzer on start vs Pirates; in-game adjustments + more...

Nationals’ ace Max Scherzer on start vs Pirates; in-game adjustments + more...

Max Scherzer talked after Sunday afternoon’s loss to the Pirates, in which he received no decision, about changing things up after a rough start and keeping the Nationals in the game. Max Scherzer brushed off a comebacker which caught his right ankle in his start in Citi Field last Sunday, recovering in time to get an out at first base, and the 34-year-old right-hander continued in the outing, waving off the trainer and manager in the dugout and remaining on the mound to face another ten batters. “His leg got stiff there at the end,” Davey Martinez told reporters after the 12-9 win...
Federal Baseball Apr 15, 2019
Wire Taps: Max Scherzer talks free agency; Nationals’ bullpen blows another start; Craig Kimbrel open to smaller deal

Wire Taps: Max Scherzer talks free agency; Nationals’ bullpen blows another start; Craig Kimbrel open to smaller deal

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news and enjoy your off day... Good morning. Instead of writing a normal intro to Wire Taps, today’s article will feature the Mad-Libs style intro that will begin every Wire Taps for the rest of the season (or until the Nats sign Craig Kimbrel). Well, that felt predictable. Unsurprisingly, [INSERT NATS STARTER] was phenomenal, and the offense got it done mainly thanks to [ANTHONY RENDON/JUAN SOTO/ADAM EATON/VICTOR ROBLES/SOMEONE ELSE]. But who would’ve thought of this, the bullpen came in and blew the lead! Today, it was [INSERT ANY RELIEVER...
Federal Baseball Apr 14, 2019
Nationals drop 2 of 3 to Pirates with 4-3 loss in finale...

Nationals drop 2 of 3 to Pirates with 4-3 loss in finale...

Wander Suero issued a leadoff walk in the ninth and that runner came around to score two outs later for what was the winning run in a 4-3 game... Max Scherzer and Jameson Taillon gave up three runs each in today’s series finale between the Washington Nationals and Pittsburgh Pirates in the nation’s capital, Scherzer over eight innings and Taillon over six. It was tied at 3-3 in the ninth when Wander Suero walked Josh Bell to start the inning and gave up a two-out, ground-rule double that put the Bucs ahead, 4-3. That’s how it ended. Mad Max vs the Bucs: Max Scherzer waved off his...
www.thegoodphight.com Apr 14, 2019
The link and the disconnect between Zach Eflin and Max Scherzer

The link and the disconnect between Zach Eflin and Max Scherzer

An unlikely comparison between Philly’s breakout hopeful and one of the game’s all-time greats highlights what Eflin still needs to improve As I dug into the books in the wake of Zach Eflin’s rough outing Saturday, I’ll admit I wasn’t expecting to see Max Scherzer’s name come up at any point. But as I opened up my usual slew of research tabs, there it was, staring me down with its miniature, signature, heterochromic eyes. What started out as a quest to find out why Eflin almost completely abandoned his secondary pitches in last night’s game turned, thankfully, a...
Federal Baseball Apr 14, 2019
Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates: GameThread 14 of 162

Washington Nationals vs Pittsburgh Pirates: GameThread 14 of 162

Washington and Pittsburgh wrap up their three-game set in D.C. with Max Scherzer on the mound for the Nationals vs Pirates’ righty Jameson Taillon. GAME TIME: 1:35 PM EDT; FOLLOW: MASN 2; 106.7 the FAN. Next Game Pittsburgh Pirates at Washington Nationals April 14, 2019 1:35 PM EDTNationals Park Max Scherzer vs Jameson Taillon WEATHER: Cloudy, 75° • D.C. Starting Lineup: 1. Mighty Mouse - RF 2. This is Howie Do it! - 2B 3. #RENDONISREADY - 3B 4. #JuanPursuit - LF 5. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 1B (Word.) 6. Yan Gomez - C 7. #DIFOBP - SS 8. "Mad Max" Scherzer - RHP 9. MAT -...
Federal Baseball Apr 14, 2019
Wire Taps: Nationals battle back for 3-2 win over Pirates; Max Scherzer faces Bucs this afternoon...

Wire Taps: Nationals battle back for 3-2 win over Pirates; Max Scherzer faces Bucs this afternoon...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series finale with the Pirates... With a comeback win in yesterday’s game, the Washington Nationals set up a rubber match with the Pittsburgh Pirates in which Max Scherzer will face off against Jameson Taillon. It’s a big matchup on the mound with Scherzer starting a day later than expected after he took a comebacker off the right ankle last time out. How will Scherzer do? Will the Nationals earn a series win? We’ll find out at 1:35 PM EDT in D.C. Go read your links... NATS BEAT: After drama on ice, a comeback...
Federal Baseball Apr 14, 2019
Washington Nationals get team effort in 3-2 comeback win over the Pittsburgh Pirates...

Washington Nationals get team effort in 3-2 comeback win over the Pittsburgh Pirates...

With a solid start by Aníbal Sánchez, two scoreless from the bullpen, and late-game homers from Adam Eaton and Howie Kendrick, the Nationals got a team effort in the 3-2 win over the Pirates. Originally, it was supposed to be Max Scherzer starting on Saturday afternoon, with Aníbal Sánchez going in Sunday’s series finale with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but Scherzer’s sore right ankle led the Nationals to push him back to the third of three in Washington, D.C., as skipper Davey Martinez explained on Friday. “It didn’t affect anything,” Martinez said, as quoted by MASN’s Mark...
Federal Baseball Apr 11, 2019
Wire Taps: Davey Martinez’s bullpen management improving; Nationals win laugher; Max Scherzer skips bullpen

Wire Taps: Davey Martinez’s bullpen management improving; Nationals win laugher; Max Scherzer skips bullpen

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news and enjoy your off day before this weekend’s series with the Pirates. Somehow, the Washington Nationals are only a game out of first place in the NL East. Teams are reverting to their means — in other words, things are going to be this interesting all year, it seems. Here’s the scoop from South Capitol: Sean Doolittle vs. Bryce Harper, and the evolution of Dave Martinez’s bullpen management (WaPo)Davey Martinez struggled all of 2018 to push the right buttons in the bullpen, warming up pitchers who never entered and rushing others in....
Amazin Avenue Apr 9, 2019
Zack Wheeler’s season is off to an awful start

Zack Wheeler’s season is off to an awful start

Coming off an incredible second half in 2018, Wheeler has struggled in his first two starts. In the second half of the season last year, Zack Wheeler was one of the best pitchers in baseball. Over the course of eleven starts and 75 innings, he had a 1.68 ERA that ranked second-best among qualified pitchers and a 2.53 FIP that ranked seventh-best. It was just a half of a season—which isn’t long by baseball standards—but he was up there with the likes of Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer over that span. It gave the Mets and their fans at least some reason to hope that he could be a...
Federal Baseball Apr 8, 2019
Washington Nationals’ lineup for tonight’s series opener with the Philadelphia Phillies...

Washington Nationals’ lineup for tonight’s series opener with the Philadelphia Phillies...

Anthony Rendon crushes pretty much everywhere (his .291 AVG in CBP is only his 12th highest AVG at a park outside of D.C.), and he looks to extend a seven-game hit streak in the series opener with the Phillies in Citizens Bank Park... Max Scherzer was solid, though his leg tightened up on him a few innings after he took a comebacker off it in the win over the New York Mets on Sunday. Davey Martinez’s squad scored 12 runs in the series finale, and had an 11-run lead in the seventh, though they did need to use Sean Doolittle in the ninth once that was down to a three-run lead. The Nats took...
New York Post Apr 7, 2019

Brandon Nimmo hopes this was first step out of an early slump

Brandon Nimmo was set to get the day off Sunday for what his manager called a “mental break.” Instead, the struggling Mets outfielder may have found an even more beneficial boost: an RBI double off Max Scherzer. After being double-switched into the game in the fifth inning, Nimmo snapped an 0-for-13 skid by ripping his...
Amazin Avenue Apr 7, 2019
Mets vs Nationals recap: The Nats bullpen somehow doesn’t blow a Scherzer gem

Mets vs Nationals recap: The Nats bullpen somehow doesn’t blow a Scherzer gem

Two big comebacks just weren’t enough. This afternoon in Queens, the Mets put up nine runs, four against the ace of their division rival, Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals. That sounds like it should probably be enough for a win or, at very least, a close game. But, despite the final score of 12-9, the Mets never looked to be three runs away from the Nationals at any point after the middle of the second inning. Zack Wheeler started for the Mets, and had a relatively uneventful first inning, erasing an Adam Eaton walk with a Howie Kendrick double play ball. But in the second...
SNY TV Apr 7, 2019

How Mets' Brandon Nimmo's double off Max Scherzer can help him escape slump

Despite starting the season in a 3-for-29 slump, Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo took some positives away from his RBI double off Nationals starter Max Scherzer during the Mets' 12-9 loss on Sunday.

Scherzer gets 1st win, Nats beat wild Mets 12-9

Max Scherzer got his first win, Anthony Rendon hit a three-run homer and the Washington Nationals were helped by 12 walks in a 12-9 win over the New York Mets on Sunday.
Amazin Avenue Apr 7, 2019
Final Score: Nationals 12, Mets 9 - Too little, too late

Final Score: Nationals 12, Mets 9 - Too little, too late

The second inning meltdown did in the Mets this afternoon. The Mets dropped the series finale to the Nationals this afternoon, 12-9. At the end of the second inning, it looked like it was going to be a really ugly day for the Mets; down 5-1 with Max Scherzer on the mound, the game looked out of control early on. Zack Wheeler simply did not have his best stuff today. Over four and two-thirds innings, Wheeler gave up four hits, seven walks, and seven earned runs. Relievers Tim Peterson and Luis Avilan contributed two and three earned runs apiece, respectively, digging the Mets an eleven run...

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