Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer spun a masterpiece in a 4-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles in MLB on Thursday. Scherzer tossed eight scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts. He allowed just two hits and did not issue a walk. It was Scherzer's ninth
The Milwaukee Brewers guessed wrong, and Andrew McCutchen made them pay. McCutchen hit a home run and a pair of RBI singles through the shift, including the tiebreaker in the 10th inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates stopped a nine-game skid in Milwaukee, beating the Brewers 3-2 Thursday night. McCutchen, who came in batting .246, homered into the second tier of seats in left field off Wily Peralta in the first for his 18th home run of the season. He then hit an RBI single that beat the shift in the third. "The guy's a great player, and you saw it tonight," the Brewers' Kirk Nieuwenhuis said. "Driving in runs, big at bats. He's always done that and will continue to do it for a long time." Peralta
This past offseason featured the best free agent class in quite some time. It had elite players ( David Price , Zack Greinke ) and a ton of high-end depth ( Justin Upton , Yoenis Cespedes , John Lackey , etc.). It was a good winter to have money to spend. That's for sure. So far, as is often the case, the largest free agent contracts handed out this past season already look questionable. Price and Greinke have not pitching up to their usual standards, and both Upton and Jason Heyward have fallen short of expectations. It's amazing how quickly big deals turn out to look bad. As always, several smaller contracts look like tremendous bargains with only a few weeks left to go in the 2016 season.