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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Max Scherzer is 17th pitcher since 1900 to strike out 300 in season

WASHINGTON—Chalk up another milestone for Max Scherzer.

The Washington Nationals ace recorded his 300th strikeout of the season Tuesday night. The landmark whiff came in the top of the seventh inning, when Scherzer got Miami Marlins rookie Austin Dean swinging on a 3-2 slider for the second out.

Prior to ringing up Dean on the 10th pitch of the at-bat, Scherzer threw four consecutive fastballs, each of which the Miami left fielder fouled off. After every offering, the boisterous fans at Nationals Park, which included Scherzer’s wife, Erica, grew louder, chanting, “Let’s go, Max!” When Dean finally struck out, Scherzer smacked his glove in excitement and waved as the crowd of 26,483 gave him a prolonged standing ovation.

The other sixteen, for those curious:

Vida Blue- 1971
Steve Carlton- 1972
Bob Feller- 1946
Randy Johnson- 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
Walter Johnson- 1910, 1912
Clayton Kershaw- 2015
Sandy Koufax- 1963, 1965, 1966
Mickey Lolich- 1971
Pedro Martinez- 1997, 1999
Sam McDowell- 1965, 1970
J. R. Richard- 1978, 1979
Nolan Ryan- 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1989
Chris Sale- 2017
Curt Schilling- 1997, 1998, 2002
Mike Scott- 1986
Rube Waddell- 1903, 1904

QLE Posted: September 26, 2018 at 01:09 PM | 18 comment(s)
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Monday, July 16, 2018

Max Scherzer doesn’t fear hitters or swimming with sharks

Q: What drives you?
A: To be better. That drive to get better for me is my No. 1 goal. To find deficiencies within my game that I believe I can get better at.

Hank Gillette Posted: July 16, 2018 at 10:25 AM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: max scherzer, sharks, washington nationals

 

 

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