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Dodgers: Max Scherzer Extends His Dominant Scoreless Stretch With LA



The Dodgers really needed a win in Cincinnati on Saturday afternoon. Following a disappointing loss on Friday night, Los Angeles turned to Max Scherzer to get the job done. And did he ever get the job done. 

Scherzer tossed 7 shutout innings against the Reds despite not having his best stuff. He struggled with command throughout the afternoon but managed to rebound and completely shut down the Reds’ offense. The Dodgers went on to win the game 5-1 and cut the Giants lead in the West by a half-game.

It also meant that Scherzer’s dominant stretch with the Dodgers continued. Across his 9 starts for Los Angeles, he is now 7-0 with a 0.78 earned run average, 0.66 WHIP, and 79 strikeouts. Simply put, he’s been dominant since the trade. 

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Scherzer also has a pretty wild scoreless streak going with the Dodgers. He has not allowed an earned run in the last 4 starts and is in the middle of 36.2 innings without being charged with a run. He did give up 1 unearned run against the Cardinals on September 6th. 

And really, that streak could not have come at a better time for the Dodgers. They’re still chasing the Giants in the West and could be looking at a one-game playoff with the Wild Card. If that’s the case, they have the right guy to take the ball for that game. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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    • Just a incredible Pitching machine. Max is by far the toughest minded player on the team. Scherzer is the current version of Kirk Gibson, and we are extremely fortunate to have him on this team. Hope he rubs off on a few more players soon. Friedman truly pulled off a masterpiece trade this year with Max and Trea. It’s saved the season so far….Now we just need DRRRRRRRR’s to help these guys out with the BEST team available ..

  1. The only “Max Scherzer extends…” headline I want to see right now involves his contract!

  2. Wait tell next year’s spring training and see if he made any hitting adjustments and the shoulder is ok.If the results are like 2021 year then maybe then look to see what kind of return he will bring.The DODGERS will surely miss his defense if he is traded.

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