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Max Scherzer had a no-hit bid through 7 1/3 IP today. He's the 1st pitcher to have a no-hit bid of at least 7 IP and take the loss in a game since James Shields on August 2, 2009.

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Max Scherzer is MLB's ultimate must-see ace

One disastrous inning cost him his third no-hitter, but the Nationals star again showed why he's the one pitcher you stop everything to watch.

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Before Max Scherzer today, the last pitcher to take the loss in a game he had 10 or more strikeouts and allowed zero earned runs was Matt Harvey on Oct. 3, 2015 (second game of a doubleheader). What's special about that date? Harvey's start (six innings, one unearned run, 11 strikeouts) was opposite Scherzer in Scherzer's no-hitter, his second of the 2015 season.

Scherzer fans 11 Marlins in loss (0:33)
Stanton's late RBI single gives Marlins a win (0:34)
Scherzer loses no-no in 8th (0:33)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Max Scherzer has now retired 17 in a row with a no-hitter through seven. His slider is absolutely nasty today, either starting it right at right-handed hitters and having it break over the plate for a strike or throwing it off the plate and seeing Marlins hitters flail helplessly at it.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Max Scherzer hasn't allowed a hit through six innings against the Marlins. It's the sixth time since joining the Nats in 2015 that Scherzer's gone at least six hitless frames. Two of those times, he went nine hitless.

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Max Scherzer has held the Marlins without a hit through six innings. This is his sixth no-hit bid of at least six innings in the last three seasons. That's two more than any other pitcher in that span.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Max Scherzer gets two soft grounders and then makes Giancarlo Stanton look silly with a couple of sliders. No-hitter through six and he's at 85 pitches.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Who is the best pitcher in baseball right now? Given Clayton Kershaw's home run issues, it may be Max Scherzer. Oh, he happens to have a no-hitter going this afternoon through five innings. He has eight strikeouts and is sitting at 72 pitches.

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Scherzer already topping last year

The Nationals' ace is not only off to an impressive start this season, but Scherzer is also outperforming his 2016 season in which he won the NL Cy Young award.


Harper kick-starts Nationals' 12-3 win at Miami

Bryce Harper started the scoring with a two-run single that extended his hitting streak to 13 games, and Gio Gonzalez pitched seven innings to help the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 12-3 on Tuesday night.

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Rendon out Tuesday

Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon is out of Tuesday's lineup vs. the Marlins after leaving Monday's game with a neck stinger. Stephen Drew will take his place at the hot corner, batting sixth.

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Nationals simply can't close

Monday night's blown lead was nothing new for the Nats, who somehow sit 14 games above .500 despite already matching their 2016 total for losses after leading through six innings.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

You're not going to believe this, but the Nationals bullpen blew a late lead and lost the game -- although Tanner Roark blew a 6-0 early lead and Daniel Murphy booted a two-out grounder to keep the Marlins alive in the bottom of the ninth. Marcell Ozuna would then win it with a liner in the gap off an 0-2 pitch that Emmy Romero left over the middle of the plate.

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Power Rankings: Nats drop to No. 3

The NL-leading Nationals were jumped by an AL team to no fault of their own. Gio Gonzalez was stellar in Thursday night's win vs. the Mets, the first of three victories in a four-game series.

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Harper leads NL All-Star voting

Nats OF Bryce Harper has accumulated a staggering 2,827,330 votes for his position on the NL All-Star team. Nats 2B Daniel Murphy and Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon are also tipping the scale with over two million votes of their own.

El olimpo de los ponches se divide entre Scherzer y Sale (1:31)

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.1311th
Quality Starts471st
Batting Average.2742nd
On Base Percentage.3394th
Slugging Percentage.4722nd

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