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Scherzer looks revitalized after trade to Dodgers

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Max Scherzer threw one of his best outings of the season in his Dodgers debut, and Drew Silva says to expect even more from LA's new ace now that he's healthy.

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DREW SILVA: Max Scherzer was the most coveted starting pitcher on the trade market at this year's deadline, even as a rental. And you don't really need a full on explanation as to why. He wound up landing with the Dodgers in a package that also included star shortstop Trea Turner.

Scherzer made his debut for Los Angeles on August 4 in a heated series finale against the Astros, and scattered two runs over seven innings while tallying 10 strikeouts. It was his first double-digit strikeout game since May 30. And he flashed his best average fastball velocity of the year.

After the outing, the veteran righthander told reporters that he's now completely over the triceps issue that arose during his second-to-last outing with the Nationals, which helps to explain the better juice on his pitches. It's also a safe guess that Scherzer might feel energized by the move to a Dodgers team with designs on repeating as World Series champions. Right now, at age 37, Mad Max is showing the best whip of his career at 0.89, his third best ERA at 2.75, and his second-best hits-per-nine mark at 5.8. It's safe to say he still has a whole lot left in the tank.