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Wire Taps: Washington Nationals get complete game from Max Scherzer; Ryan Zimmerman homers again + more...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you try to find something to do with no Nats baseball tonight...

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Of course Max Scherzer threw a complete game before showering up and running off to be with his wife for the birth of their third child. Max is Max as Davey Martinez is fond of saying, but you shouldn’t be surprised by anything he does at this point. Ryan Zimmerman isn’t. It’s no surprise that Scherzer did what he did on Sunday. He’s been doing it for most of his time in the nation’s capital his teammate said.

“I mean he’s been about as consistent as you can be since he’s come over here,” Zimmerman told reporters after the Nationals’ 3-1 win over the Miami Marlins.

“For all the talk about how free agent pitchers sign deals and teams lose money on deals, I think they should look at Max’s deal, and how much money they saved on Max’s deal. I mean, he’s been about the best possible outcome you could have from one of those contracts. And I think it goes back to just the way he works, the way he prepares. Obviously his talent is through the roof, but I’ve said this many times before, he’s one of the hardest workers and one of the most prepared pitchers I’ve ever seen.”

Go get prepared like Max. Go read your links..


Dad-to-be Scherzer goes the distance, Nats sweep Marlins - (MASN)
"There is, believe it or not, a scenario more imposing for a lineup than facing Max Scherzer."

Max Scherzer pitches complete game, wife Erica goes into labor - (NBC Sports Washington)
"What's better than pitching a complete game to lead your team to a fourth straight victory and to the top of the NL East standings? Doing all of that, and then welcoming your newborn baby to the world."

Max Scherzer pitches complete game as wife goes into labor - (WaPost)
Max Scherzer pitches a complete game, helping the Nationals sweep the Marlins and return to .500 for the first time since April 7.

Max Scherzer pitches complete game as Nationals sweep Marlins - (Washington Times)
"Then he trotted down the dugout steps and into the clubhouse, took a shower and headed to the hospital."

Could Soto be ready to return Tuesday vs. Braves? - (MASN)
"Soto, on the 10-day injured list since April 20 with a strained left shoulder, continued to ramp up his throwing program before today’s game at Nationals Park, throwing from 120 feet."


Washington Nationals Stat of the Day, May 2021 - (
"Ryan Zimmerman has had the Marlins' number over his 16-year Major League career."

Red Wings practice at home for first time before 2021 season - (Spectrum News)
"The Rochester Red Wings, now affiliated with the Washington Nationals, came out to Frontier Field for the first time to practice before the 2021 season begins."


José Alvarado disciplined for Mets incident - (
"José Alvarado got a little too aggressive with his on-field antics Friday night at Citizens Bank Park."

Dominic Smith, Miguel Castro fined for Phillies incident - (
"Smith was walking back to the dugout following an eighth-inning strikeout when he heard Alvarado yelling at him."

Scherzer dominant with five-hitter as Nationals sweep Marlins - South Florida Sun Sentinel - (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)
"On the losing side, Isan Diaz had a big game with a home run and flashy defensive plays."

Ian Anderson, Braves lose to Blue Jays - (
"Ian Anderson took the mound in Sunday’s matinee, but the Braves’ young star didn’t have the birthday performance he was looking for."