Nats' Scherzer seeks MLB-best 16th win

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

MIAMI -- The Washington Nationals woke up Thursday with a losing record, nine games off the lead in a division they were supposed to dominate.

Washington (61-61), which sits third in the National League East, visits the last-place Miami Marlins (48-75) on Friday. The Nationals lost four games in a row before a win Thursday, while Miami has dropped five straight.

After a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, Nationals players sat in their clubhouse, searching for answers.


AL Pitcher Strikeouts
Rank Name K
1t G. Cole, Hou219
1t C. Sale, Bos219
3 J. Verlander, Hou217
4 T. Bauer, Cle214
5 J. Paxton, Sea176
6 L. Severino, NYY173
7 C. Morton, Hou171
8 C. Kluber, Cle160
9 J. Berríos, Min157
10 C. Carrasco, Cle155
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NL Pitcher Strikeouts
Rank Name K
1 M. Scherzer, Was227
2 J. deGrom, NYM195
3 P. Corbin, Ari190
4 Z. Greinke, Ari158
5 J. Gray, Col157
6 N. Pivetta, Phi153
7 M. Foltynewicz, Atl152
8 A. Nola, Phi149
9 G. Márquez, Col146
10 Z. Godley, Ari143
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