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Drafted:Drafted by Arizona in 2006 (1st round).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Arizona in 2009.
|Assets:||Can be overpowering and downright nasty at times. Also has the stuff to intimidate batters consistently with strikeouts. Has a great pitchers' frame.|
|Flaws:||Gets into trouble when he loses focus and the command of his fastball. Can be hit hard the more batters see him. Must avoid the big inning against him.|
|Career Potential:||Talented, yet inconsistent starter with great stuff.|
|AL||Cy Young Award||2013|
|1/17/2014||Re-signed by the Detroit Tigers to a one-year contract.|
|2/04/2013||Re-signed by the Detroit Tigers to a one-year contract.|
|10/03/2012||Missed 5 games (strained right shoulder).|
|9/28/2012||Strained right shoulder, day-to-day.|
|7/08/2012||Missed 5 games (left hamstring injury).|
|7/03/2012||Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.|
|1/17/2012||Re-signed by the Detroit Tigers to a one-year contract.|
|5/30/2010||Recalled from Toledo (AAA).|
|5/16/2010||Optioned to Toledo (AAA).|
|12/08/2009||Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks.|
|5/31/2009||Added to the 40-man roster.|
|4/14/2009||Missed 7 games (right shoulder injury).|
|4/05/2009||Right shoulder injury, early September.|
|8/29/2008||Recalled from Tucson (AAA).|
|6/13/2008||Optioned to Tucson (AAA).|
|4/27/2008||Recalled from Tucson (AAA).|
|3/13/2008||Optioned to Tucson (AAA).|
|5/31/2007||Signed as a free agent by the Arizona Diamondbacks.|
|12/09/2009||In a three-way deal: the Detroit Tigers traded Edwin Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Curtis Granderson to the New York Yankees; New York traded Ian Kennedy to Arizona and Austin Jackson and Phil Coke to Detroit; Arizona traded Daniel Schlereth and Max Scherzer to Detroit.|
|6/06/2006||Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 1st round (11th overall) in 2006.|
Max Scherzer strong for three innings | 03/05/2014 4:15 PM
NewsReigning AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer struck out three in three innings and combined with five relievers on a shutout of the Astros on Wednesday.
ImpactScherzer allowed one hit and walked none. The homer he gave up to Brian McCann last time out is the only run he's given up in five innings this spring.
Tigers, Scherzer not close to extension | 02/21/2014 5:58 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Tigers and Max Scherzer are "not close" to a contract extension.
Jon Morosi on Twitter
ImpactThe two sides avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $15.525 million deal last month, but Scherzer is still set to hit free agency after the season. The reigning American League Cy Young winner has set a negotiating deadline of Opening Day, as he is not willing to discuss an extension during the season. Scherzer will surely be able to easily top Homer Bailey's recent six-year, $105 million deal.
Scherzer seeks long-term commitment from DET | 01/23/2014 12:37 PM
NewsMax Scherzer hopes to work out a contract extension with the Tigers.
Jason Beck on Twitter
ImpactThe reigning AL Cy Young winner is optimistic that an agreement can be reached before spring training. Scherzer told MLB.com's Jason Beck that he won't negotiate during the 2014 season. He and the Tigers avoided arbitration last week by agreeing to a one-year, $15.525 million contract. Scherzer, who will be a free agent next winter if he doesn't sign an extension first, went 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA last season.
Tigers, Max Scherzer reach deal at $15.525M | 01/17/2014 3:25 PM
NewsTigers avoided arbitration with RHP Max Scherzer by agreeing to a one-year, $15.525 million contract.
Jon Heyman on Twitter
ImpactThe figure comes in $1.925 million north of MLBTradeRumors.com's projection of $13.6 million. Scherzer certainly earned the monster payday in his final year of arbitration after putting up a 21-3 record, 2.90 ERA and 240 strikeouts last season. He'll be looking to repeat his Cy Young form in 2014 in what will be his walk year.
Max Scherzer 'definitely in play' for a trade | 12/11/2013 12:13 PM
NewsAccording to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Max Scherzer is "definitely in play" on the trade market.
Jeff Passan on Twitter
ImpactThis is in direct conflict with a prior report from ESPN's Jayson Stark, which stated that the Tigers were telling teams Scherzer is unavailable. Detroit would likely have to be blown away by a return package for the 29-year-old right-hander, who registered an outstanding 2.90 ERA and 240/56 K/BB ratio in 214 1/3 innings this past season. He was named the 2013 American League Cy Young Award winner in November.
DET telling teams they won't trade Scherzer | 12/11/2013 8:28 AM
NewsAccording to ESPN's Jayson Stark, the Tigers are telling teams that they will not trade Max Scherzer.
Jayson Stark on Twitter
ImpactThe Tigers don't expect that they'll be able to work out a long-term extension with Scherzer, but they want to compete in 2014 -- the right-hander's final year of contractual control -- and will keep him aboard until he hits free agency. Scherzer, 29, went 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and 240/56 K/BB ratio over 214 1/3 innings in 2013.
Max Scherzer does not want to be traded | 11/16/2013 7:18 PM
NewsMax Scherzer told MLB Network Radio that his preference is to remain in Detroit and that he doesn't want to be traded.
ImpactScherzer elaborated by saying that he wants to remain a Tiger, get back to the playoffs and win something for the city of Detroit. While his preference and passion for his team is admirable, if the two sides are unable to work out a contract extension, the Tigers may not be left with any other option, or risk losing him for nothing.
Scherzer open to contract extension with DET | 11/13/2013 10:02 PM
NewsMLB.com's Jason Beck said Max Scherzer is open to a contract extension with the Tigers.
Impact"I am open (to a new deal)," Scherzer said. "I realize I've got a good situation here in Detroit. But it also takes two to dance ... I don't have any [anxiety] to get anything done, but if something does get done, I'd be happy to do it." Scherzer still has a year left on his deal, so the two sides have time to get something done. There's also been talk of the Tigers possibly dealing their newest Cy Young winner this offseason. Either way, it should be an interesting offseason for the 29-year-old.
Scherzer wins American League Cy Young Award | 11/13/2013 6:22 PM
NewsThe BBWAA has announced Max Scherzer as the 2013 American League Cy Young Award winner.
Jason Beck on Twitter
ImpactThe award is Scherzer's first. He received 28 of the 30 first-place votes. The 29-year-old is certainly a deserving winner, going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and 240/56 K/BB ratio over 214 1/3 innings. He was the only 20-game winner in baseball this year and ran his record to 13-0 before suffering his first loss. The Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma and the Rangers' Yu Darvish were the other two finalists.
Rosenthal: Nats and SP Scherzer a good match | 11/06/2013 11:15 AM
NewsThe Nationals are looking for a front-line starter and Max Scherzer makes for a nice fit, according to FoxSports' Ken Rosenthal.
ImpactWe don't always print straight conjecture, but when we do, we prefer Ken Rosenthal. The reporter who has made a habit over the years of being oddly prescient in his opinions notes that Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo drafted Scherzer when he ran the Diamondbacks' scouting department, Washington has the power-armed prospects Detroit would seek in a Scherzer swap, and the Nationals get along famously with Scherzer rep Scott Boras. Detroit is "listening, not shopping" on Scherzer at the moment. Scherzer is entering his final season of arbitration and MLBTradeRumors.com predicts he will earn $13.6 million through that process. Rosenthal adds that Rays' southpaw David Price might be an option for Washington, as well.
Max Scherzer among AL Cy Young finalists | 11/05/2013 6:33 PM
NewsMax Scherzer, Yu Darvish and Hisashi Iwakuma have been announced by the BBWAA as finalists for the 2013 American League Cy Young award.
BBWAA on Twitter
ImpactChris Sale and Anibal Sanchez are noticeably missing from the list, though those that cracked the top three are worthy candidates. Scherzer's 21-3 record certainly stands out, but he's going to win based on his other numbers, too, including a 2.90 ERA and 240 strikeouts.
Dombrowski hasn't discussed Scherzer trades | 10/20/2013 11:49 PM
NewsTigers general manager Dave Dombrowski told Joel Sherman of the New York Post that despite rumblings, he has not had any serious discussions about trading Max Scherzer this offseason.
New York Post
ImpactThat doesn't mean that he won't consider trading the favorite for the AL Cy Young award this season, just that he hasn't had any discussions of the sort just yet. Scherzer is set to become a free agent after the 2014 season, and if the Tigers are unable to come to terms on a long-term extension, it may make sense to see what they could get for him via trade. However, it could just be posturing on Dombrowski's part in an attempt to gain leverage in negotiations with Scherzer's agent Scott Boras.
Scherzer suffers tough luck loss in Game 6 | 10/20/2013 12:02 AM
NewsMax Scherzer suffered an extremely tough luck loss in Game 6 of the ALCS on Saturday, surrendering three runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings of work.
ImpactScherzer fanned eight while issuing five free passes in the game. He worked into the seventh inning with a 2-1 advantage, where Jonny Gomes got the Red Sox rally started with a leadoff double. Xander Bogaerts then drew a one-out walk on a questionable 3-2 offering to put the lead run on base, and chase Scherzer from the ballgame. Drew Smyly came on to induce a would-be double play ball that Jose Iglesias botched, allowing the Red Sox to load the bases with one out, and all three runs soon rode home on Shane Victorino's grand slam. The likely AL Cy Young award winner finishes his 2013 postseason with a 2.42 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 34/11 K/BB ratio over 22 1/3 innings.
Tigers bullpen spoils Max Scherzer gem | 10/13/2013 11:45 PM
NewsMax Scherzer continued the utter dominance by Tigers starting pitching this postseason, allowing just one run on two hits and a pair of walks while striking out a season-high 13 on Sunday, but was denied a victory after the Tigers bullpen collapsed in the late innings.
ImpactScherzer became the third straight Tigers starter to carry a no-hitter into the sixth inning where his bid was spoiled by a two-out single from Shane Victorino. Dustin Pedroia then followed with an RBI double, plating the Red Sox first run of the series, and completing the damage against Scherzer. With his 13 strikeouts, the Tigers became the first team in postseason history to have their starters punch out 12 or more in consecutive games. Scherzer's next turn in the rotation would come in a potential Game 6 of the ALCS if it's necessary.
SP Scherzer will maintain regular routine | 10/12/2013 11:32 AM
NewsMax Scherzer said he didn't have to alter his usual routine after throwing two innings of relief in Game 4 of the ALDS against Oakland.
ImpactDetroit's Game 1 ALDS starter threw 47 pitches in the two-frame appearance on Tuesday. "I just treated it like another start," Scherzer said. "Obviously it was different, but I'm preparing as I normally do for [my next start]. It's still the same." Scherzer will be on regular rest when he takes the hill in Game 2 of the ALCS on Sunday night against the Red Sox.
'Very real chance' Tigers trade Max Scherzer | 10/10/2013 3:28 PM
NewsCBS Sports' Danny Knobler is hearing from sources that there is a "very real chance" the Tigers will trade right-hander Max Scherzer over the offseason.
ImpactScherzer is the heavy favorite to win the American League Cy Young Award this year and the Tigers will be looking to make a late postseason run again next year. But the 29-year-old is going to be a free agent after the 2014 season and could command a contract beyond Detroit's means. Trading him this winter rather than this summer would net the Tigers a better package of prospects. Still, it's not close to a certainty that it will happen.
Scherzer could pitch out of bullpen in Game 4 | 10/08/2013 1:42 PM
NewsMax Scherzer could be available out of the bullpen in Game 4 of the ALDS against the Athletics on Tuesday.
Chris Iott on Twitter
ImpactBasically, it's all hands on deck as the Tigers attempt to keep their season alive. If Scherzer pitches and Detroit wins, Justin Verlander would pitch a deciding Game 5.
Scherzer dominates, fans 11 A's in Game 1 | 10/05/2013 1:03 AM
NewsMax Scherzer dominated the Athletics in Game 1 of the ALDS on Friday, racking up 11 strikeouts over seven strong innings en route to a victory.
ImpactScherzer surrendered two runs on just three hits on the night while walking two. The only opposing hitter who gave him any trouble was Yoenis Cespedes, who tripled and was stranded in the second inning, then blasted a mammoth two-run homer in the seventh to pull the A's to within a run at 3-2. The 29-year-old right-hander, and favorite for the AL Cy Young award, would get the ball again if the series is forced to a do-or-die Game 5 scenario in Oakland on Thursday.
Max Scherzer to start Game 1 of ALDS | 10/01/2013 2:49 PM
NewsMax Scherzer will start Game 1 of the ALDS against the Athletics on Friday.
Bobby Nightengale on Twitter
ImpactTigers manager Jim Leyland will trust Scherzer with the opening game after he went 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and 240/56 K/BB ratio over 214 1/3 innings during the regular season. He'll be followed by Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez, and Doug Fister.
Scherzer goes seven scoreless for 21st win | 09/25/2013 11:29 PM
NewsMax Scherzer fired seven scoreless innings in the Tigers' 1-0 defeat of the Twins on Wednesday.
ImpactScherzer walked six batters, but the Twins couldn't make him pay for those mistakes and managed just three hits all night. The American League Cy Young Award candidate finishes the 2013 regular season with a 21-3 record, 2.90 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 240/56 K/BB ratio in 214 1/3 innings. He'll be a fantasy ace again in 2014.
Scherzer tops White Sox to earn 20th victory | 09/20/2013 11:10 PM
NewsMax Scherzer defeated the White Sox on Friday, becoming Major League baseball's first 20 game winner of the 2013 season.
ImpactScherzer surrendered three runs on six hits over his six frames while walking one and punching out three. The 29-year-old right-hander had come up empty on his first four attempts to earn that elusive 20th victory, but the Tigers offense stepped up with plenty of support in this one. He now sits at 20-3 on the season with a 3.00 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 230/50 K/BB ratio through 207 1/3 innings. He'll certainly garner plenty of consideration for the AL Cy Young award this season.
Scherzer K's 12 but falls short of win No. 20 | 09/15/2013 3:58 PM
NewsMax Scherzer fell short of his 20th win for the fourth consecutive time on Sunday, but was masterful nonetheless, spinning seven innings of one-run ball against the Royals.
ImpactHe whiffed 12 Royals, matching his season-high for strikeouts set on April 17 against the Mariners. Scherzer has been stuck on 19 wins since August 24; in those four starts, he's been quality twice and struggled in the other two. The right-hander has as good a chance as any of reaching the milestone on Friday at home against the White Sox.
Scherzer fails in third try for 20th victory | 09/09/2013 11:16 PM
NewsMax Scherzer careened into the White Sox in his quest for his 20th win on Monday, allowing five runs (four earned) over four innings.
ImpactHe struck out six and walked two. Scherzer is now 0-for-3 in his attempt to bag elusive win No. 20, going 0-2 and allowing 11 earned runs over 16 innings. He'll try again on Sunday at home against the Royals.
Scherzer pitches well but takes loss to Sox | 09/03/2013 10:28 PM
NewsMax Scherzer allowed two runs over seven innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Tuesday.
ImpactA Will Middlebrooks two-run single in the fifth inning accounted for all the damage, as he finished with five hits allowed while striking out eight. It was an encouraging rebound from his last start in which he allowed five runs in five innings. He'll continue his pursuit of his 20th victory when he faces the White Sox in Chicago on Monday.
Max Scherzer lasts just five innings vs. A's | 08/29/2013 4:46 PM
NewsMax Scherzer's quest for his 20th win came up short Thursday against the Athletics, as he allowed six runs (five earned) over five innings.
ImpactThe five earned runs allowed matched a season-high while it was his shortest outing since April 24. Scherzer gave up eight hits (including two home runs) and a walk before exiting. Fortunately for him, Torii Hunter took him off the hook for his second loss with a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth. Scherzer's ERA jumped from 2.73 to 2.90 with the clunker. He'll try again for his 20th victory next week against the second-place Indians.
Scherzer fans 11 in six innings, goes to 19-1 | 08/24/2013 7:31 PM
NewsMax Scherzer went six scoreless innings Saturday in the Tigers' 3-0 blanking of the Mets.
ImpactJose Alvarez, Jose Veras and Joaquin Benoit kept the shutout alive in the seventh, eighth and ninth. Scherzer yielded only three hits and struck out 11 hitters, continuing his remarkable (and potential Cy Young Award-worthy) 2013 campaign. The 29-year-old right-hander has 427 strikeouts in 366 innings since the start of 2012. He's 19-1 this season with a 2.73 ERA and 0.91 WHIP.
Scherzer beats Royals, moves to 18-1 | 08/18/2013 4:04 PM
NewsMax Scherzer fired eight innings of two-run ball in the Tigers' win over the Royals on Saturday.
ImpactHe struck out four, walked none and surrendered five hits. Scherzer suffered his first loss in his last start of the first half against Texas. Since that date (July 13), the right-hander has gone 5-0 and logged a 1.69 ERA in 42 2/3 innings covering six starts. The 29-year-old Scherzer improves to 18-1 with a 2.82 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 185/38 K/BB ratio through 172 1/3 innings.
Max Scherzer picks up 17th victory | 08/08/2013 10:56 PM
NewsMax Scherzer moved to 17-1 by limiting the Indians to two runs and four hits in seven innings on Thursday.
ImpactScherzer got even more run support than usual tonight, as the Tigers scored six times in the third on their way to a 10-3 win. It's the fifth time this season they've totaled 10 runs in one of his starts. Scherzer has allowed just four runs while winning his last four starts.
Scherzer goes 7 2/3 scoreless vs. White Sox | 08/03/2013 9:47 PM
NewsMax Scherzer fired 7 2/3 scoreless innings in the Tigers' win over the White Sox on Saturday.
ImpactScherzer yielded only three hits and three walks while striking out six. He has been a force all season, and will bring a dominant 16-1 record, 2.85 ERA and 0.91 WHIP into his next start in Cleveland against the Indians. The 29-year-old right-hander has 401 strikeouts in 339 innings since the start of the 2012 campaign.
Scherzer allows one hit in six frames vs. PHI | 07/27/2013 10:52 PM
NewsMax Scherzer tossed six shutout innings in the Tigers' rout of the Phillies on Saturday evening.
ImpactScherzer yielded just one hit -- a two-out double to Darin Ruf in the top of the second inning. He issued no walks, struck out seven and moved to 15-1 on the year as the Tigers offense provided double-digit run support. Scherzer is on a roll, and it's not likely to stop next week when he faces the slumping White Sox in Detroit.
Max Scherzer goes eight for 14th victory | 07/23/2013 12:25 AM
NewsMax Scherzer recorded his 14th win by holding the White Sox to two runs in eight innings Monday.
ImpactDayan Viciedo and Conor Gillaspie hit homers, but Scherzer was on cruise control tonight. He allowed just two other hits, walked none and struck out five. It's actually the first time all year that he's struck out fewer than six batters. The AL Cy Young favorite, Scherzer is 14-1 with a 3.14 ERA.
Boras won't talk Scherzer extension in season | 07/16/2013 9:08 AM
NewsMax Scherzer's agent, Scott Boras, said he will not discuss a contract extension with the Tigers until the offseason.
Impact"Dave and I usually do things like that in the offseason," said Boras, in reference to Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski. "I talked to Dave a few days ago about a number of things, but contract things we take care of in the offseason." Scherzer, who will start Tuesday's All-Star Game for the American League, is making $6.725 million this season and will be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter. The 28-year-old could do very well on the free agent market if he continues to mature as a pitcher.
Max Scherzer to start for AL in All-Star Game | 07/15/2013 1:34 PM
NewsMax Scherzer will start for the American League on Tuesday night in the 2013 All-Star Game.
ImpactThat announcement was made Monday in a press conference at New York's Citi Field. Scherzer, 28, has a brilliant 3.19 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 152/31 K/BB ratio in 129 2/3 innings this season for the Tigers. He'll be facing off against National League starter Matt Harvey.
Max Scherzer suffers first loss of 2013 | 07/13/2013 10:17 PM
NewsIn his final start of the first half, Max Scherzer suffered his first loss of the 2013 season on Saturday, surrendering four runs on eight hits over his six innings of work.
ImpactScherzer racked up six strikeouts on the evening while walking two. He cruised through the first three innings without issue, but the Rangers broke through for three runs in the fourth, highlighted by a two-run homer from Mitch Moreland. The favorite to start for the American League squad in Tuesday's All-Star game, Scherzer finishes a brilliant first half with a 13-1 record, 3.19 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 152/31 K/BB ratio in 129 2/3 innings.
Max Scherzer gets no-decision against Tribe | 07/08/2013 11:39 PM
NewsMax Scherzer was denied his 14th win after allowing two runs in seven innings Monday against the Indians.
ImpactScherzer left a tie game, and the Tigers went on to win in extra innings. Still, the no-decision ends a six-start winning streak for him. He hadn't taken a no-decision since May 31, and, of course, he's yet to lose this year.
Max Scherzer whiffs eight, moves to 13-0 | 07/03/2013 10:41 PM
NewsMax Scherzer moved to 13-0 Wednesday, striking out eight while holding the Blue Jays to two runs over 6 1/3 frames in a 6-2 victory.
ImpactScherzer walked just one while yielding seven hits. The right-hander has now compiled nine straight quality starts and has a ridiculous 139/26 K/BB ratio over 116 2/3 innings. The likely current front-runner for the AL Cy Young award, he'll bring a 3.09 ERA and 0.92 WHIP into Cleveland next week.
Max Scherzer downs Rays, improves to 12-0 | 06/28/2013 10:30 PM
NewsMax Scherzer delivered another strong performance in Friday's victory over the Rays, allowing three runs on four hits and a walk over his seven frames, improving to 12-0 on the season.
ImpactSchezer racked up nine strikeouts on the evening, which places him second in the major leagues behind Yu Darvish. To accompany the dazzling 12-0 record, Scherzer has compiled a 3.10 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 131/25 K/BB ratio through 110 1/3 innings. He seems like the leading candidate to draw the start for the AL in the All-Star game, and also the early favorite for CY Young award honors. He'll look to win his 13th straight decision when he takes on the Blue Jays in Toronto on Wednesday.
Scherzer reaches 11-0 after seven good frames | 06/22/2013 10:37 PM
NewsMax Scherzer held the Red Sox to two runs over seven innings Saturday to earn his 11th win.
ImpactScherzer is now 11-0 with a 3.05 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 122/24 K/BB ratio in 103 1/3 innings this season. He has rapidly transformed into one of the best pitchers in baseball and should be able to maintain his current level of dominance next week against the Rays.
Max Scherzer strikes out 10 in 10th victory | 06/17/2013 10:25 PM
NewsMax Scherzer pitched six innings of one-run ball and struck out 10 in Detroit's 5-1 win over Baltimore on Monday.
ImpactScherzer, still unbeaten on the year, is the AL's first 10-game winner. He's very fortunate to have such a record -- Anibal Sanchez has a better ERA (2.76 to 3.08) and is just 6-5 -- but it also goes to show how talented he is; that he can be 10-0 and he's not even pitching over his head. His 10-strikeout game tonight was his fifth of the year.
Scherzer moves to 9-0, Tigers top Royals 3-2 | 06/11/2013 11:36 PM
NewsMax Scherzer won his ninth game Tuesday, limiting the Royals to two runs over seven innings in the Tigers' 3-2 victory.
ImpactScherzer is easily one of the best pitchers going these days and showed why again Tuesday, holding the Royals to just three hits and two walks through his seven innings of work. He also struck out six batters on the night. Scherzer now has a 3.19 ERA and 0.87 WHIP to go along with his perfect 9-0 record. He'll go for win No. 10 against the Orioles on Monday.
Scherzer K's 10, handed no-decision vs. O's | 05/31/2013 11:13 PM
NewsMax Scherzer yielded three runs in eight innings as part of a no-decision against the Orioles.
ImpactHe struck out 10 for his fourth double-digit strikeout game of the season. Scherzer gave up a sacrifice fly to Matt Wieters in the second inning and a two-run homer to Adam Jones in the third, but bounced back to retire the final 16 batters he faced. Unfortunately for the Tigers and Scherzer owners, Jose Valverde coughed up the lead in the bottom of the ninth. Scherzer will bring a 3.42 ERA into a start against the Rays next week.
Max Scherzer holds down Twins Sunday | 05/26/2013 4:34 PM
NewsMax Scherzer had little trouble with the Twins Sunday, striking out six while tossing six innings of one-run ball in the 6-1 victory.
ImpactScherzer walked three, which led to an elevated pitch count and a relatively early exit, but he gave up just three hits. The six strikeouts tied his season-low, as the hard-throwing righty now has 81 punchouts over 68 1/3 innings this season. He'll take a 3.42 ERA and 0.92 WHIP into Baltimore next weekend.
Scherzer wins sixth, Tigers top Indians 6-1 | 05/21/2013 10:27 PM
NewsMax Scherzer dominated the Indians over eight innings Tuesday, allowing just one run in the Tigers' 5-1 victory.
ImpactScherzer allowed just two hits on the evening, striking out seven. After a first-inning run, the right-hander kept the Indians under wraps. The win moved him to 6-0 on the year, and he's got a 3.61 ERA and 0.91 WHIP through nine starts. His next start will come Sunday against the Twins.
Scherzer punches out seven in win over Tribe | 05/10/2013 10:01 PM
NewsMax Scherzer ran his record on the season to 5-0, allowing four runs on five hits over eight innings in Friday's victory over the Indians.
ImpactThe Indians made great use of their five baserunners on the evening, scratching out four runs against him. Scherzer has pitched incredibly well this season, posting a 3.61 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 61/9 K/BB ratio through his first 47 1/3 innings. He'll go in search of victory number six when he takes on the Rangers in Arlington on Thursday.
Scherzer dominates Astros over eight innings | 05/04/2013 10:40 PM
NewsMax Scherzer allowed just one run over eight innings as the Tigers beat the Astros on Saturday.
ImpactScherzer gave up only three hits and two walks in his eight innings, striking out eight. Sure, the "it's the Astros" caveat applies, but Scherzer has now struck out 54 hitters in 39 1/3 total innings this season. With the way the schedule lines up, Scherzer's next scheduled start will come Saturday against the Indians.
Max Scherzer strikes out 10, beats Twins | 04/29/2013 10:38 PM
NewsMax Scherzer struck out 10 while allowing three runs over seven innings Monday in the Tigers' 4-3 victory over the Twins.
ImpactScherzer reached double figures in strikeouts for the third time in five starts this year, though this is the first time he's done so and won. His previous victories came in his weaker outings (4 ER in 5 IP against the Yankees and 5 ER in 5 IP against the Royals).
Scherzer allows five but Tigers beat Royals | 04/24/2013 11:34 PM
NewsMax Scherzer allowed five runs in five innings but earned the win as the Tigers beat the Royals on Wednesday.
ImpactScherzer wasn't at his best, but the offense picked him up Wednesday. The right-hander allowed seven hits and three walks while striking out six. All's well that ends well, though, and better days are certainly ahead for the talented pitcher. That day could be Monday, as Scherzer draws the Twins next.
Max Scherzer will start Wednesday | 04/23/2013 8:03 PM
NewsMax Scherzer will start Wednesday against the Royals following Tuesday's rainout.
George Sipple on Twitter
ImpactThat means Justin Verlander will be pushed back to Thursday. Scherzer boasts a 2.84 ERA and 1.05 WHIP with 30 strikeouts through his first 19 innings.
Royals/Tigers game is banged due to rain | 04/23/2013 7:31 PM
NewsTuesday's game between the Royals and Tigers has been postponed due to rain.
Jason Beck on Twitter
ImpactNo makeup date has been announced. Scheduled starters Wade Davis and Max Scherzer should be pushed back to Wednesday.
Max Scherzer strikes out 12 in eight innings | 04/18/2013 2:53 AM
NewsMax Scherzer fanned 12 while limiting the Mariners to a run over eight innings in a no-decision Wednesday.
ImpactIt was Scherzer's fourth career start with at least 12 strikeouts, three of which have come in the last year. He's up to 30 strikeouts in 19 innings for 2013, which is an improvement over his AL-best rate from last year. In other words, it's probably a good thing the Tigers didn't follow the advice of a few and make him a closer.
Max Scherzer strikes out 11 A's | 04/13/2013 2:22 AM
NewsMax Scherzer fanned 11 while allowing two runs in six innings Friday against the A's.
ImpactSchzerzer left with a 3-2 lead, but it didn't hold up. As nice as the strikeouts are, the Tigers would surely prefer he was a little more efficient with his pitches. He's thrown 11 innings in his two starts so far.
Scherzer struggles in first start of 2013 | 04/06/2013 7:45 PM
NewsMax Scherzer gave up four earned runs over five innings Saturday in an 8-4 win against the Yankees.
ImpactScherzer struck out seven, but it obviously wasn't a dominant outing. The 28-year-old right-hander is expected to do big things this season after going 6-1 with a 1.65 ERA and 71 strikeouts over his final 60 innings (10 starts) in 2012. He will take on the A's next week.
Max Scherzer strikes out nine Rays | 03/29/2013 5:14 PM
NewsMax Scherzer dominated the Rays in a win Friday, allowing one hit over six scoreless innings and striking out nine.
ImpactScherzer was named the Tigers' fifth starter before the game, but he's obviously their No. 2 for fantasy purposes. He allowed just one run and struck out 20 in 15 2/3 innings this spring.
Max Scherzer solid for five innings | 03/18/2013 4:20 PM
NewsMax Scherzer yielded one run in five innings Monday versus the Nationals.
ImpactScherzer gave up his first run of the spring when Adam LaRoche took him deep in the fourth. The other four hits he allowed today were singles.
Max Scherzer strikes out six Mets | 03/08/2013 4:48 PM
NewsMax Scherzer struck out six in 2 2/3 hitless innings against the Mets on Friday.
ImpactScherzer walked three, so he didn't get through three innings as hoped. Still, there was more good than bad today. He's yet to allow a hit in 4 2/3 innings this spring.
Max Scherzer perfect for two innings | 03/03/2013 5:22 PM
NewsMax Scherzer was perfect for two innings against the Braves in his spring debut Sunday.
ImpactScherzer is off to a bit of a late start, but he'll have no problem getting ready to take his place behind Justin Verlander in Detroit's rotation. He's a borderline top-10 starter in AL-only leagues.
Scherzer to make spring debut Sunday | 03/02/2013 4:45 PM
NewsMax Scherzer will make his Grapefruit League debut Sunday against the Braves.
Tom Gage on Twitter
ImpactScherzer is pitching at a later day in spring training because he wants to repeat his 2012 routine. He dealt with ankle and shoulder injuries at the end of last season, but neither are expected to be an issue going into 2013.
Scherzer on track to make debut Saturday | 02/27/2013 11:05 AM
NewsMax Scherzer will throw live batting practice for the first time Wednesday.
Jason Beck on Twitter
ImpactIf all goes well, he'll be cleared to make his Grapefruit League debut Saturday. The Tigers are moving Scherzer along slowly so that he can repeat his 2012 routine.
Max Scherzer to make spring debut Saturday | 02/26/2013 11:17 AM
NewsMax Scherzer is tentatively scheduled to start Saturday in one of the Tigers' split-squad games.
ImpactThe Tigers are moving Scherzer along slowly in spring training so that he can repeat his 2012 routine. He dealt with ankle and shoulder injuries at the end of last season, but neither are expected to be an issue going into 2013.
Max Scherzer is healthy | 02/22/2013 11:58 AM
NewsMax Scherzer said Friday that he's pitching at a later day this spring because he wants to repeat his 2012 routine.
Lynn Henning on Twitter
ImpactScherzer had a shoulder issue at the end of last season, but he insists he's at 100 percent right now. The right-hander posted a 3.74 ERA and 231/60 K/BB ratio over 187 2/3 innings last year.
Tigers, Scherzer avoid arb. with 1-year deal | 02/04/2013 6:50 PM
NewsTigers and RHP Max Scherzer avoided arbitration Monday by agreeing to a one-year contract.
ImpactTerms weren't disclosed, but Scherzer requested $7.4 million and was offered $6.05 million from the Tigers when arbitration figures were exchanged last month. The 28-year-old right-hander was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter and is under team control through 2014.
Scherzer requests $7.4 million in arbitraton | 01/18/2013 6:57 PM
NewsMax Scherzer requested $7.4 million and was offered $6.05 million from the Tigers when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.
Jon Heyman on Twitter
ImpactScherzer, who is arbitration-eligible for the second time, posted a 3.74 ERA and 231/60 K/BB ratio over 187 2/3 innings last season while earning $3.75 million. The difference is small enough that the two sides should be able to avoid a hearing.
|Date||Team||Opp||GS||DEC||YTD W||YTD L||YTD SV||YTD ERA||CG||SHO||IP||H||R||ER||HR||BB||K||Status|
|Most Innings Pitched (Starting)||8.0||7 times-last:vs. KC||last:Aug 18||8.0|
|Most Strikeouts (Starting)||12||2 times-last:vs. KC||last:Sep 15||15|
|Losses||11||2 times-last: 2010 (Det)|
|Innings Pitched||214.1||2013 (Det)|
|Games Started||33||2011 (Det)|
|Hits Allowed||207||2011 (Det)|
|Runs Allowed||101||2011 (Det)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||96||2011 (Det)|
|Home Runs Allowed||29||2011 (Det)|
|Earned Run Average||2.90||2013 (Det)|
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