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Gerrit Cole for Max Scherzer (2019)

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Experts' Pick
 
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
WSH @ STL Tue, Sep 17th 7:45pm
Gerrit Cole
SP - HOU
Gerrit Cole
HOU vs TEX Tue, Sep 17th 8:10pm
Expert
Recommendation
67%
Recommended by
12 of 18 experts
33%
Recommended by
6 of 18 experts
Rankings 
   
Rest of Season
VBR# 13# 12
   
Projections 
   
Strikeouts2220
Wins11
Saves00
ERA2.732.62
WHIP1.070.92
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
Weather87 F, Humid and Mostly Cloudy80 F, Possible Light Rain and Humid
   
Expert Ranks 
   
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 4
   
Eno Sarris
The Athletic
# 1# 5
   
Chris Meaney
The Athletic
# 3# 4
   
Andrea LaMont
Lenny Melnick Fantasy Sports
# 2# 8
   
Paul Sporer
FanGraphs
# 1# 6
   
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
# 1# 3
   
Donkey Teeth
Razzball
# 1# 6
   
Andrew Seifter
FantasyPros
# 1# 2
   
Max Freeze
Freeze Stats
# 1# 2
   
Brandon 'B_Don' Myers
Razzball
# 1# 3
   
Dennis Sosic
Fantasy Six Pack
# 1# 7
   
Todd D Clark
The Fantasy Fix
# 1# 3
   
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
# 4# 1
   
Pierre Camus
RotoBaller
# 4# 1
   
Mick Ciallela
Fantrax
# 4# 2
   
Nick Mariano
RotoBaller
# 18# 2
   
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
# 6# 3
   
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
# 10# 4
   
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
WSH
Gerrit Cole
SP - HOU
Gerrit Cole
HOU
2019 Stats 
   
   
Games Played2530
   
Games Started2530
   
Innings Pitched160.1192.0
   
Wins1017
   
Losses65
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed132130
   
Earned Runs4756
   
Home Runs Allowed1427
   
Strikeouts222292
   
Walks3245
   
ERA2.652.62
   
WHIP1.030.91
   
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
WSH
Gerrit Cole
SP - HOU
Gerrit Cole
HOU
2019 Projections 
   
   
Games Played32
   
Games Started32
   
Innings Pitched15.813.3
   
Wins11
   
Losses11
   
Saves00
   
Blown Saves00
   
Holds00
   
Hits Allowed139
   
Earned Runs54
   
Home Runs Allowed12
   
Strikeouts2220
   
Walks33
   
ERA2.732.62
   
WHIP1.070.92
   
  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
WSH
Gerrit Cole
SP - HOU
Gerrit Cole
HOU
News 
 Nationals starter Max Scherzer allowed three earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings in Friday's loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Mike Maher
Sat, Sep 14th
Gerrit Cole (17-5) allowed four hits and two walks while striking out 11 through eight scoreless innings in Friday's 4-1 win over the Royals. He earned his 17th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 Nationals starter Max Scherzer allowed one earned run on two hits and two walks while striking out nine over six innings in Sunday's win over the Atlanta Braves. The win was his first since July 6.
Mike Maher
Mon, Sep 9th
Gerrit Cole (16-5) allowed one run on one hit with no walks while striking out 15 in Sunday's 21-1 win over the Mariners. He picked up his 16th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Mon, Sep 9th
 Nationals starter Max Scherzer allowed four earned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven over six innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Tuesday.
Mike Maher
Wed, Sep 4th
Gerrit Cole allowed one run on three hits and two walks while striking out 14 through six innings in Monday's 3-2 win over the Brewers. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Tue, Sep 3rd
 Nationals starter Max Scherzer allowed two earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out eight over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Wednesday.
Mike Maher
Thu, Aug 29th
Gerrit Cole allowed four runs on six hits while striking out 14 through six 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 8-6 win over the Rays. He did not factor into the decision.
Brad Camara
Thu, Aug 29th
 Nationals starter Max Scherzer returned from the injured list on Thursday and allowed one run over four innings while throwing 71 pitches, and he was able to complete his normal post-start routine on Friday without any issues or setbacks. Still, Scherzer admits that he is "not out of the woods yet" in regards to his back injury and still needs to work to get back to his usually levels of intensity and endurance.
Mike Maher
Fri, Aug 23rd
Cole (15-5) allowed two hits and one walk while striking out 12 through seven scoreless innings in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Tigers. He picked up his 15th win of the season.
Brad Camara
Fri, Aug 23rd
Notes 
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  Max Scherzer
SP - WSH
Max Scherzer
WSH
Gerrit Cole
SP - HOU
Gerrit Cole
HOU
Date OppOpp PitcherVBROppOpp PitcherVBR
Thu, Mar 28thvs NYM@ TB
Fri, Mar 29th   @ TB
Sat, Mar 30thvs NYM@ TB
Sun, Mar 31stvs NYM@ TB
Mon, Apr 1st   @ TEX
Tue, Apr 2ndvs PHI@ TEX
Wed, Apr 3rdvs PHI@ TEX
Fri, Apr 5th   vs OAK
Sat, Apr 6th@ NYMvs OAK
Sun, Apr 7th@ NYMvs OAK
Mon, Apr 8th@ PHIvs NYY
Tue, Apr 9th@ PHIvs NYY
Wed, Apr 10th@ PHIvs NYY
Fri, Apr 12thvs PIT@ SEA
Sat, Apr 13thvs PIT@ SEA
Sun, Apr 14thvs PIT@ SEA
Tue, Apr 16thvs SF@ OAK
Wed, Apr 17thvs SF@ OAK
Fri, Apr 19th@ MIA@ TEX
Sat, Apr 20th@ MIA@ TEX
Sun, Apr 21st@ MIA@ TEX
Mon, Apr 22nd@ COLvs MIN
Tue, Apr 23rd@ COLvs MIN
Wed, Apr 24th@ COLvs MIN
Thu, Apr 25th   vs CLE
Fri, Apr 26thvs SDvs CLE
Sat, Apr 27thvs SDvs CLE
Sun, Apr 28thvs SDvs CLE
Mon, Apr 29thvs STL@ MIN
Tue, Apr 30thvs STL@ MIN
Wed, May 1stvs STL@ MIN
Thu, May 2ndvs STL@ MIN
Sat, May 4th@ PHI@ LAA
Sun, May 5th@ PHI@ LAA
Mon, May 6th@ MILvs KC
Tue, May 7th@ MILvs KC
Wed, May 8th@ MILvs KC
Thu, May 9th@ LADvs TEX
Fri, May 10th@ LADvs TEX
Sat, May 11th@ LADvs TEX
Sun, May 12th@ LADvs TEX
Mon, May 13th   @ DET
Tue, May 14thvs NYM@ DET
Wed, May 15thvs NYM@ DET
Fri, May 17thvs CHC@ BOS
Sat, May 18thvs CHC@ BOS
Sun, May 19thvs CHC@ BOS
Mon, May 20th@ NYMvs CWS
Tue, May 21st@ NYMvs CWS
Wed, May 22nd@ NYMvs CWS
Thu, May 23rd@ NYMvs CWS
Fri, May 24thvs MIAvs BOS
Sat, May 25thvs MIAvs BOS
Sun, May 26thvs MIAvs BOS
Mon, May 27thvs MIAvs CHC
Tue, May 28th@ ATLvs CHC
Wed, May 29th@ ATLvs CHC
Fri, May 31st@ CIN@ OAK
Sat, Jun 1st@ CIN@ OAK
Sun, Jun 2nd@ CIN@ OAK
Mon, Jun 3rd   @ SEA
Tue, Jun 4thvs CWS@ SEA
Wed, Jun 5thvs CWS@ SEA
Thu, Jun 6th@ SD@ SEA
Fri, Jun 7th@ SDvs BAL
Sat, Jun 8th@ SDvs BAL
Sun, Jun 9th@ SDvs BAL
Tue, Jun 11th@ CWSvs MIL
Wed, Jun 12th   vs MIL
Fri, Jun 14thvs ARIvs TOR
Sat, Jun 15thvs ARIvs TOR
Sun, Jun 16thvs ARIvs TOR
Mon, Jun 17th   @ CIN
Tue, Jun 18th   @ CIN
Wed, Jun 19thvs PHI@ CIN
Thu, Jun 20thvs PHI@ NYY
Fri, Jun 21stvs ATL@ NYY
Sat, Jun 22ndvs ATL@ NYY
Sun, Jun 23rdvs ATL@ NYY
Tue, Jun 25th@ MIAvs PIT
Wed, Jun 26th@ MIAvs PIT
Thu, Jun 27th@ MIAvs PIT
Fri, Jun 28th@ DETvs SEA
Sat, Jun 29th@ DETvs SEA
Sun, Jun 30th@ DETvs SEA
Tue, Jul 2ndvs MIA@ COL
Wed, Jul 3rdvs MIA@ COL
Fri, Jul 5thvs KCvs LAA
Sat, Jul 6thvs KCvs LAA
Sun, Jul 7thvs KCvs LAA
Thu, Jul 11th   @ TEX
Fri, Jul 12th@ PHI@ TEX
Sat, Jul 13th@ PHI@ TEX
Sun, Jul 14th@ PHI@ TEX
Mon, Jul 15th   @ LAA
Tue, Jul 16th@ BAL@ LAA
Wed, Jul 17th@ BAL@ LAA
Thu, Jul 18th@ ATL@ LAA
Fri, Jul 19th@ ATLvs TEX
Sat, Jul 20th@ ATLvs TEX
Sun, Jul 21st@ ATLvs TEX
Mon, Jul 22nd   vs OAK
Tue, Jul 23rdvs COLvs OAK
Wed, Jul 24thvs COLvs OAK
Fri, Jul 26thvs LAD@ STL
Sat, Jul 27thvs LAD@ STL
Sun, Jul 28thvs LAD@ STL
Tue, Jul 30thvs ATL@ CLE
Wed, Jul 31stvs ATL@ CLE
Thu, Aug 1st   @ CLE
Fri, Aug 2nd@ ARIvs SEA
Sat, Aug 3rd@ ARIvs SEA
Sun, Aug 4th@ ARIvs SEA
Tue, Aug 6th@ SFvs COL
Wed, Aug 7th@ SFvs COL
Fri, Aug 9th@ NYM@ BAL
Sat, Aug 10th@ NYM@ BAL
Sun, Aug 11th@ NYM@ BAL
Tue, Aug 13thvs CIN@ CWS
Wed, Aug 14thvs CIN@ CWS
Thu, Aug 15th   @ OAK
Fri, Aug 16thvs MIL@ OAK
Sat, Aug 17thvs MIL@ OAK
Sun, Aug 18thvs MIL@ OAK
Mon, Aug 19th@ PITvs DET
Tue, Aug 20th@ PITvs DET
Wed, Aug 21st@ PITvs DET
Thu, Aug 22nd@ PITvs DET
Fri, Aug 23rd@ CHCvs LAA
Sat, Aug 24th@ CHCvs LAA
Sun, Aug 25th@ CHCvs LAA
Tue, Aug 27thvs BALvs TB
Wed, Aug 28thvs BALvs TB
Thu, Aug 29th   vs TB
Fri, Aug 30thvs MIA@ TOR
Sat, Aug 31stvs MIA@ TOR
Sun, Sep 1stvs MIA@ TOR
Mon, Sep 2ndvs NYM@ MIL
Tue, Sep 3rdvs NYM@ MIL
Thu, Sep 5th@ ATLvs SEA
Fri, Sep 6th@ ATLvs SEA
Sat, Sep 7th@ ATLvs SEA
Sun, Sep 8th@ ATLvs SEA
Mon, Sep 9th   vs OAK
Tue, Sep 10th@ MINvs OAK
Wed, Sep 11th@ MINvs OAK
Thu, Sep 12th@ MINvs OAK
Fri, Sep 13thvs ATL@ KC
Sat, Sep 14thvs ATL@ KC
Sun, Sep 15thvs ATL@ KC
Tue, Sep 17th@ STLvs TEX
Wed, Sep 18th@ STLvs TEX
Fri, Sep 20th@ MIAvs LAA
Sat, Sep 21st@ MIAvs LAA
Sun, Sep 22nd@ MIAvs LAA
Tue, Sep 24thvs PHI@ SEA
Wed, Sep 25thvs PHI@ SEA
Thu, Sep 26thvs PHI@ LAA
Fri, Sep 27thvs CLE@ LAA
Sat, Sep 28thvs CLE@ LAA
Sun, Sep 29thvs CLE@ LAA
Thu, Apr 4th@ NYM   
Thu, Apr 18thvs SF   
Fri, May 3rd@ PHI   
Thu, May 16thvs NYM   
Mon, Jun 10th@ CWS   
Thu, Jun 13thvs ARI   
Thu, Jul 4thvs MIA   
Thu, Jul 25thvs COL   
Mon, Jul 29thvs ATL   
Mon, Aug 5th@ SF   
Mon, Aug 12thvs CIN   
Wed, Sep 4thvs NYM   
Mon, Sep 16th@ STL   
Mon, Sep 23rdvs PHI