Max Scherzer has been named as the National League starter for Tuesday night's All-Star Game in D.C.
Advice: Jacob deGrom and his MLB-leading 1.68 ERA would have been a fine choice as well, but Scherzer gets the nod with the game being played at Nationals Park, and deGrom will come on right after him. Scherzer, 33, registered a brilliant 2.41 ERA, 0.899 WHIP, and 182/34 K/BB ratio over 134 2/3 innings in the first half for Washington. He'll be opposed by Chris Sale to get things underway on Tuesday.
Max Scherzer kept the Mets to three runs over seven innings to earn his 12th win of the season Thursday.
Advice: It wasn't vintage Scherzer -- he gave up a pair of homers which, along with the three he allowed in his last start gives him five given up in two starts -- but it was enough to get the win. Scherzer allowed five hits in all while walking two and striking out five. The win improved him to 12-5, best in the National League, with a 2.41 ERA, an NL-best 0.90 WHIP and league-most 182 strikeouts through 134 2/3 innings of work. On track for a Tuesday start, the 33-year-old is a good bet to get the nod for the National League in the upcoming All-Star Game.