Max Scherzer Struck out 20 Batters and Tied the MLB Record
When I was a kid around 12 years old, I remember the 1968 World Series. I remember watching Pitcher Bob Gibson strike out 17 Detroit Tiger batters in 9 innings of baseball. The Tigers ended up winning the world series, but what a game for St. Louis Cardinal Bob Gibson.
Now, many years later, we all had the chance to watch baseball pitcher Max Scherzer strike out 20 Detroit Tiger batters to tie a Major League Baseball record.
The breathtaking performance came in Scherzer's first outing against the Tigers, his former team. The ace right hander, who pitched two no hitters for Washington last season and struck out 17 in the second one, joined Roger Clemens (twice), Kerry Wood and Randy Johnson as the only big league pitchers to compile 20 strikeouts in nine innings.
Here's more from the Lansing State Journal.