Max Scherzer quieted all the haters on Saturday. Anyone that doubted his pure talent had nothing to say as Scherzer tossed his second no-hitter of the 2015 season against the New York Mets. Along with his no-hitter, he added 17 strikeouts to the mix.
With the no-hitter, he became the first pitcher since 1973 to throw two in one season, with legend Nolan Ryan the last to accomplish the feat. To add to the list of accomplishments, Scherzer didn't give up a walk in this no-hitter either, with a sixth inning Yunel Escobar error separating Scherzer from a perfect game. Scherzer is the first pitcher in MLB history to throw two no-hitters without giving up a walk.
For what has been a disappointing season for the Nationals, despite finishing in second place in the NL East, Scherzer has been one of the bright spots in his first season in Washington. Scherzer signed with the Nationals in the offseason to a seven-year, $210 million contract.
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Even before this no-hitter he made it clear that he was worth that. Scherzer has 13-12 record with a 2.91 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP.
Along with a few other players like Bryce Harper, Scherzer has been the definition of an ace in an otherwise bleak season. Amidst the news that the Nationals would be firing manager Matt Williams, Scherzer went out there and absolutely dominated the Mets' offense.
His ability to give the performance he did in the face of an internal team conflict. Scherzer is someone who hasn't been named as a Cy Young candidate much, but with the performances he has had recently he's established himself as a dark horse candidate.
We congratulate Max Scherzer on his exceptional performance this season!
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