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Thursday, August 22, 2019

LEADING OFF: Mad Max and Gerrit Cole return, Fenway freebie

WELCOME BACK, MAD MAX

Nationals ace Max Scherzer comes off the injured list to start at last-place Pittsburgh. The three-time Cy Young Award winner is 9-5 with a 2.41 ERA in 20 starts but has pitched only once over the past six weeks because of a strained muscle in his back. His 12.7 strikeouts per nine innings lead the NL. Washington holds the league’s top wild-card spot.

FENWAY FREEBIE

The Boston Red Sox are offering free admission to fans under the age of 18 for the 1:05 p.m. EDT conclusion of a game against Kansas City that was suspended on Aug. 7 because of rain. An admission fee of $5 for adults will be donated to the Jimmy Fund. Play will resume in the top of the 10th inning with the score tied 4-all and Josh Taylor working with a 2-1 count on Royals catcher Meibrys Viloria.

What, no Blue Max?

 

QLE Posted: August 22, 2019 at 06:22 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: gerrit cole, max muncy, max scherzer, orioles, suspended games

Thursday, July 25, 2019

LEADING OFF: Scherzer returns, Red Sox protest, Gallo out

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday:

BACK TO MAX

Nationals ace Max Scherzer is set to start against Colorado after recovering from inflammation under his right shoulder. The 34-year-old right-hander threw a bullpen Monday and felt ready to go.

An All-Star for the seventh straight season, Scherzer is 9-5 with a 2.30 ERA but has not pitched since July 6. He was 7-0 with a 0.87 ERA in his last seven starts.

I don’t know- if he threw the entire bullpen, that’s got to either do damage to his arm, or demonstrate that it is so strong he doesn’t need the time off….

 

QLE Posted: July 25, 2019 at 04:51 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: max scherzer, nationals, shoulder

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Milestone Max: Scherzer becomes 35th player in MLB history to record 2,500 strikeouts

Max Scherzer continues to cement his legagy in Major League Baseball, achieving something only 34 others had done prior to his start Friday night.

The 34-year-old became just the 35th pitcher in MLB history to record 2,500 career strikeouts.

It took just 344 games to do so. He joins a pretty elite list.

Something to add to our other discussions about pitcher strikeouts being more common in the current era.

 

QLE Posted: April 27, 2019 at 09:31 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: max scherzer, strikeouts

Friday, March 29, 2019

Scherzer highest-paid player, Red Sox top payroll list again

NEW YORK (AP) — Washington pitcher Max Scherzer took over from Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout as baseball’s highest-paid player at $37.4 million and the World Series champion Boston Red Sox remained the sport’s biggest spender for the second straight year, according to a study of major league salaries by The Associated Press.

Baseball’s average salary dropped for an unprecedented second straight year on opening day, falling about $36,000 to approximately $4,375,000. But the drop was due to signing bonuses in new contracts for Trout, Clayton Kershaw, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and a few others. Baseball’s accounting rules allocate signing bonuses in equal portions over each guaranteed year of a contract, and the signing bonuses of nine players caused an $82,000 drop in the opening-day average.

Trout was the highest-paid last season at $34.08 million but his new deal dropped his salary for this year in exchange for a $20 million signing bonus. Scherzer’s salary is discounted because it is deferred with no interest.

The five highest-paid players are all pitchers, with Arizona’s Zack Greinke second at $32.4 million, followed by Boston’s Dave Price and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw at $31 million each and Washington’s Stephen Strasburg at $30.7 million.

Some data on the financial side of the game- given how much we discuss it, having this compiled has clear value.

 

QLE Posted: March 29, 2019 at 08:52 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: dollah dollah bills, y'all, max scherzer, money, red sox, salaries

 

 

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