Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer

SP - NYM
Height: 6-3
Weight: 208 lbs
Age: 37
College: Missouri
New York Mets

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The ScoreNL division odds update: Favored Mets in trouble amid recent injuries

On Wednesday, we detailed the latest odds to win each American League division and the best bet for each. This time, we're breaking down the field in the National League, where the favorites aren't always the best value to close the deal.Here are the odds and best value bet in each NL division:NL East TEAM ODDS New York Mets -200 Atlanta Braves +240 Philadelphia Phillies +750 Miami Marlins +1800 Washington Nationals +40000 It's easy to get excited about the Mets, who enjoyed the hottest start in the NL and remain seven games clear of the Braves for first in this division. But the smarter money is on fading New York to sustain its success - especially after another major injury in the rotation.Max Scherzer (oblique) likely won't be back on the diamond for another month or two after leaving in the middle of an at-bat last week. Breakout righty Tylor Megill (biceps) is on the IL after the worst start of his career. Jacob deGrom (shoulder) is yet to throw a pitch this season. Simply put, the Mets are running out of arms to carry them through the next month, and that's assuming they avoid further injury.The Braves, meanwhile, are finally getting healthy and have proven capable of turning things around midseason (see: 2021), especially with talent up and down the roster. The Mets still deserve to be favored if only because of their current division lead, but the price doesn't justify a bet.Best bet: Braves +240NL Central TEAM ODDS Milwaukee Brewers -320 St. Louis Cardinals +200 Chicago Cubs +3000 Pittsburgh Pirates +15000 Cincinnati Reds +30000 This is effectively a two-team race between the Brewers and Cardinals, who are both comfortably ahead of the three teams with losing records in this division. But really, this is a one-team race.Milwaukee has an 85.6% chance of winning the NL Central, according to Fangraphs, and it's not hard to see why. Corbin Burnes (2.18 ERA, 67-to-10 strikeout-to-walk ratio) is currently the favorite to win his second consecutive Cy Young Award as the anchor for the Brewers' filthy staff, which ranks second in the NL in ERA (3.28) and first in FIP (3.24) and K/9 (10.14).The X-factor has been Milwaukee's lineup, which ranks fifth in xwOBA (.344) with five qualified batters owning an OPS of .720 or better. Given the particular hitting prowess of Christian Yelich (.726) and Rowdy Tellez (.833), this team is an easy bet to win the division, even at short odds.Best bet: Brewers -320NL West TEAM ODDS Los Angeles Dodgers -250 San Diego Padres +350 San Francisco Giants +450 Colorado Rockies +8000 Arizona Diamondbacks +30000 The Dodgers have won this division eight of the last nine years and won a team-record 106 games in the lone outlier in 2021. They enter Friday with the NL's best record (30-14) after winning nine of their last 11 games. A club this prolific hardly needs a sales pitch.Consider, though, that the Padres are just two games back in the NL West with superstar Fernando Tatis Jr. (wrist) - who led the NL in fWAR (7.3) and home runs (42) despite playing just 130 games in 2021 - yet to make his season debut. Instead, this group has been carried by its strong staff, which features four starters with a sub-3.50 FIP and one of the best closers in the game in Taylor Rogers (0.47 ERA).San Diego has held pace with Los Angeles despite posting below-average numbers at the plate. Imagine how good this team can be when Tatis returns. It's tough to fade the mighty Dodgers, but at this price, the Padres are well worth playing before the hype matches the production?Best bet: Padres +350C Jackson Cowart is a sports betting writer at theScore. You can follow him on Twitter (@CJacksonCowart) or email him at [email protected] © 2022 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Source: The Score
Friday, May 27, 2022

Yahoo SportsPete Alonso having an MVP season? Mets starting depth without Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer? SportsNite

On SportsNite, the guys discuss Pete Alonso possibly having an MVP season and the depth of the Mets starting pitching without Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer.

Source: Yahoo Sports
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Yahoo SportsMets Scherzer on IL, Marte back from bereavement list

The Mets placed pitcher Max Scherzer on the 15-day injured list with a left oblique strain.

Source: Yahoo Sports
Saturday, May 21, 2022

TheRotoFeedMets Announce Series Of Roster Moves

The Mets announced to reporters, including Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, a series of roster moves prior to today’s doubleheader. Max Scherzer is going on the 15-day IL and infielder Gosuke Katoh has been optioned to Triple-A. Going in the other direction, Starling Marte has been activated from the bereavement list, righty Jake Reed has been…

Source: TheRotoFeed
Saturday, May 21, 2022

ESPNMets place P Scherzer on IL, reinstate OF Marte

The New York Mets placed pitcher Max Scherzer on the 15-day injured list Saturday with a left oblique strain and reinstated outfielder Starling Marte from the bereavement list.

Source: ESPN
Saturday, May 21, 2022


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