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Max Scherzer

Maxwell M. "Max" Scherzer (born July 27, 1984) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. He ... More »Maxwell M. "Max" Scherzer (born July 27, 1984) is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. He currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. After playing for Parkway Central High School, Scherzer was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 43rd round (1,291st overall) in the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft but did not sign and instead attended the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. He was then drafted again in 2006 by the Arizona Diamondbacks, this time in the 1st round as the 11th overall pick. On January 9, 2012 it was announced that Scherzer would be one of six new inductees to the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame. While at Mizzou he was Big 12 Pitcher of the Year in 2005. He was the Tigers first-ever 1st round MLB pick. He began playing in the Diamondbacks organization in 2007 with the Single-A Visalia Oaks. He was promoted to Double-A Mobile BayBears after three impressive starts for the Oaks.... [ Wikipedia ]

Anthony Castrovince: Stakes are high for the aces of the AL Central

ET Max Scherzer took the mound last week in his first start of 2014 to the sound of cheers -- not jeers -- from the Comerica Park crowd. If there are any hurt feelings about his decision to balk at $144 million from the hometown team, the Detroit faithful certainly weren't going to show ...

Are the Red Sox Insulting Jon Lester with Their Contract Offer? Please

As a comparison for what Lester should expect, the Tigers' Max Scherzer, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, also in the final year of his deal, recently turned a six-year, $144 million offer, an average of $24 million per season. Scherzer's agent is also one Scott Boras, who just so ...

Dodger Fill-Ins Prove They Can Be Difference Makers in Win over Scherzer, Tigers

Not only did the 25-year-old lead off the game with a homer off 2013 AL Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer, he finished the night 2-for-5 to raise his average to .357 (10-for-28) on the season. The only reason Tim Federowicz wasn't with the Triple-A Albuquerque team playing in Reno on ...

Dodgers Beat Tigers 3-2 in 10 Innings

The Tigers were down to their final out in the ninth when Victor Martinez got Max Scherzer off the hook with an RBI single against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen — who had just struck out two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera — to make it 2-2. Ian Kinsler ignited the rally with a leadoff double. ...

Crawford Walks Off In 10th, Dee Gordon Homers In 3-2 Win Over Tigers

Dee Gordon hit the third home run of his career and Carl Crawford hit a walk-off single in extra innings as the Dodgers held on to beat the AL Cy Young Winner Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. Haren, who allowed only one unearned run on four hits ...

Dodgers' Biggest Early-Season Surprises and Disappointments

The lanky infielder is batting a cool .400 and has already hit a home run off last year's American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer. The Dodgers aren't going to be relying on Gordon for power, but the 13 pounds of bulk he added in the offseason may already be paying off. Whether ...

Lyle Spencer: Boyhood dreams becoming a reality for Castellanos

Through five games, Castellanos is hitting .353 while focusing on his defense and absorbing every slice of wisdom he can from veterans such as Cabrera, Martinez, Torii Hunter, Ian Kinsler, Alex Avila and a gold-plated pitching staff featuring Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Anibal ...

AOL.com Article A sneak peek into the 2014 World Series

There was Max Scherzer, toeing the rubber and staring down Dee Gordon, a poor sap with no more home-run power than you or I, fixated on showing the baseball world that his other-worldly campaign from a year ago wasn't a fluke. He'd already done enough convincing by orchestrating a ...

Lyle Spencer: Torii Hunter not letting up in 18th big league season

No matter how they shape it, the Tigers have a lineup that should produce sufficient support behind a dynamic rotation fronted by Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer. Joe Nathan, Hunter's old teammate in Minnesota, has arrived as the lockdown closer the club has been seeking. "We have a ...

No gold in gloves of phumblesome Phils

" Venerable, impeccably chapeau'd baseball writer John Lowe of the Detroit Free Press was highly impressed with Tyson Ross when the Padres right hander beat Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers on Sunday at Petco Park. "Ross brought his 9-28 career mark into the game against ...

Postponement of Tigers-Indians game pushes back Drew Smyly's return to starting rotation

The Tigers have not announced their rotation for the weekend series against the Los Angeles Angels, but it is certain to feature Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer and Drew Smyly in some order. In fact, that might be the order Ausmus goes with. He has always intended to separate Porcello and ...

Ross, Padres tame Tigers

In the course of a 5-1 win by the Padres at Petco Park, Ross had outdueled the Cy Young Award winner of the American League, beating Max Scherzer and the Detroit Tigers with seven innings of great command. He also got some rare run support -- including home runs by Jedd Gyorko and Xavier ...

Dodgers defeat Tigers in 10 innings, 3-2

AT THE PLATE: Dee Gordon led off with his first home run of the season against Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, a 407-foot shot into the right-center-field pavilion. He then beat out a 90-foot dribbler for a single his next time up. Crawford had three hits, including the game winner...

Carl Crawford double in 10th gives Dodgers 3-2 win over Tigers

The Dodgers originally thought they had won the game against American League Cy Young winner Max Scherzer in the seventh. Matt Kemp led off the inning with a walk and Juan Uribe followed with a drive into the right-field corner, or as the Tigers viewed it, where visiting outfielders go ...

Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

The Tigers will begin this series with reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (0-0, 0.00 ERA) on the mound while two-time reigning league MVP Miguel Cabrera could be facing some difficult matchups. Los Angeles' Josh Beckett may make his season debut Wednesday and Dan Haren (1-0...

Max Scherzer will not be only quality starting pitcher available as free agent in offseason

Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer appears to be the best of a solid group of starters who will be free agents. But there will be several of them available. Scherzer was listed second Tuesday on the most recent version of MLB Trade Rumors' 2015 free agent power rankings ...

Detroit Tigers vs. San Diego Padres

SAN DIEGO -- Tyson Ross outdueled AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, and Jedd Gyorko and Xavier Nady homered as the San Diego Padres beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 on Sunday to take two of three. After two shaky opening starts, Ross (1-2) struck out seven and held the Tigers to one run ...

Padres 5, Tigers 1: Max Scherzer allows four runs in five innings; Detroit goes 2-3 on road trip

SAN DIEGO -- Max Scherzer had an up-and-down outing. The Detroit Tigers had an up-and-down road trip. Scherzer struck out 10 but struggled at times Sunday afternoon as the Tigers suffered a 5-1 loss to the San Diego Padres. The Tigers lost two of three to the Padres and finished ...

Seventh-inning stretch: Tigers 1, Dodgers 1

Max Scherzer served up a home run four pitches into the game. He hasn't allowed much of anything else with the other 83 pitches he's thrown Tuesday night. Dee Gordon's leadoff home run off Scherzer in the first inning gave the Los Angeles Dodgers an early 1-0 lead, but the Tigers ...

Twitter Talk: Will the Tigers cut Phil Coke? Who gets most playing time at SS? Extend Torii Hunter?...

They were last season, when Max Scherzer went 21-3. They are this season, when Al Alburquerque is 1-0 and Verlander and Scherzer are a combined 0-1. Is it borderline crazy that Joe Nathan (12.27 ERA, 2.73 WHIP) is 2-0 and Scherzer (1.20 ERA, 0.93 WHIP) is 0-0? Of course it ...

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