■ Exactly one year to the day after his first major league start, Max Scherzer (04-06) had his 12th start for the Diamondbacks on Cinco de Mayo. But D-backs come up short for Scherzer (mlb.com):
The search for Major League win No. 1 continues for Max Scherzer.■ Vote for Max! The Arizona Diamondbacks are letting fans vote on which of 4 players will fill out the 2009 bobble-head commemorations this season. One of the choices is MU alum Max Scherzer. You can vote (and enter a sweepstakes to win a set of the 2009 bobble-heads) HERE.
The D-backs right-hander once again came up on the losing end Tuesday night as Arizona fell to the Dodgers, 3-1, in front of 33,557 at Dodger Stadium.
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And when it comes to support for Scherzer, well, the numbers get even worse. In his five starts this year, the D-backs have scored a total of six runs for him.
"That's why he has the record that he does," Melvin said of Scherzer, who fell to 0-3 on the year and 0-7 in his career.
Arizona's lone run on Tuesday came in the third when Scherzer, who singled to lead off the inning, scored on a wild pitch. (You can see a video of Scherzer scoring that run HERE)
■ Nathan Culp (04-06) suffered the worst outing of his career – one that began in 2006.
The left-hander gave up nine runs on nine hits and four walks over four innings. Four of the hits went for extras, including a three-run homer. Culp has given up eight runs twice during his career, the last coming on August 9, 2008 while with Lake Elsinore. Culp had given up nine runs across his first four starts and had walked just two on the year. (MadFriars.com)