Dodgers: Max Scherzer Saved LA’s Season, Scherzer vs. Buehler for Cy Young & Postseason Ace

With another dominant start where he twirled 8 brilliant innings and didn’t allow an earned run while striking out 13, Max Scherzer now has the lowest ERA in MLB at 2.28 and has been everything the Dodgers could have hoped for and then some.

We discuss Max Scherzer’s dominance with the Dodgers and why he’s now firmly in the mix with his fourth career Cy Young Award. Next, we discuss how Andrew Friedman’s blockbusters deal at the deadline saved the Dodgers World Series hopes. Plus, who should take home the Cy Young between Scherzer and Buehler, and who will be the team’s ace in the postseason.


More than 5,000 Dodger fans spoke their mind in a poll we posted on Twitter. And, somewhat surprisingly, Max Scherzer took a commanding lead over the usual de facto ace for back-against-the-wall games, Walker Buehler.

This has to just show us the power of recency bias! Mad Max posted another stellar performance on Monday, striking out 13 over 8 innings of 1 run ball while Butane is coming off his worst start of the season against the rival (and division-leading) Giants in San Francisco.

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Doug McKain

Doug McKain is a lifelong Dodger fan and hosts Dodgers Nation’s “DNpostgame” show online. He also hosts Dodgers DougOut and the LA Sports Report on YouTube. DMAC is also a rabid Lakers fan, and lover of all Los Angeles sports.


  1. It’s ridiculous to write “regency bias. Scherzer has a much better past history than anyone on the Dodgers team, and a much better present record. Sherzer wins any realistic arguement as to who is the better pitcher today.

  2. You’re making a big assumption when you say Scherzer has ‘saved’ the Dodgers season. Aren’t the Dodgers just about in the standings as they were before Scherzer joined the team?

  3. What were you high off of when you wrote this article, Bubble Gum fumes?
    Max is a far superior pitcher than Walker but does not belong in the Cy Young discussion this season along with Walker who blew his shot after losing to the Giants.
    Is Julio Urius the invisible man or what?
    He’s 16-3 for crying out loud.
    I don’t want to hear any BS remarks about off the wall stats that you think is important because for you to write this article, you had to be high.

  4. Nats fan here who adores MadMax as do all National fans. He wanted to get WS rings for both hands and Dodgers offered him the best opportunity. Although the Giants might disagree:). The Nationals farm system is a huge POS with not a single position player, other than Harper or Rendon, developed in 15 years. That’s a disaster. Wait wait, it gets worse. Other than Strasburg, Not one pitcher developed either other than Jordan Zimmerman. Rizzo , the Nats GM, had to reload and he did the best he could. They also just fired most of their scouts and player development personnel. Finally.
    Back to Max….he’s beyond good. He would pitch every inning of every game of the WS if needed. He won game 7 vs Houston despite back pain that kept him in bed the day before. Gamer, Master Technician, Student of the Game, Student of his Body, oh yeah–5 pitch repetoire on the corners—with velocity. You might support Buehler for his future potential (and CY) but if you have one game to win…..pick MadMax. He’s getting cranked up again and when that happens he’s way beyond anyone else in baseball, including Buehler.

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