I can see the Cy Young Award. Scherzer ML 19th 3000K achievement ERA 2.17
LA Dodgers Max Scherzer set a milestone in his career of 3,000 strikeouts. It has become closer to the National League Cy Young Award.
Scherzer started the 2021 Major League San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on the 13th (Korea Standard Time) and recorded one hit, nine strikeouts and no runs in eight innings.
It was a pitch that was not a waste of saying, “It was perfect.” Scherzer completely blocked the San Diego lineup by mixing sliders (16 pitches), changeups (13 pitches), curves (11 pitches), and cutters (10 pitches) based on a four-seam fastball of up to 98 miles (about 157.7 kilometers).
Scherzer made his debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2008 and struck out 240 in two seasons, 1,081 strikeouts in Detroit Tigers, 1,610 strikeouts in Washington Nationals, and 72 strikeouts in Dodgers’ uniforms this year.
Scherzer made a clean start from the start, tying the San Diego lineup to three outs. In the second inning, he struck out all the central batters leading to Fernando Tatis Jr., Eric Hosmer, and Tommy Pam, and in the third inning, he finished innings with a three-way walk.
Solid pitching continued. Scherzer also blocked the San Diego lineup in the fourth and fifth innings and met the winning requirements with the support of the batters. And in the sixth inning, he blocked the San Diego lineup again with two strikeouts, and in the seventh inning, he finished innings with three outs.
The perfect march broke in the eighth inning. Scherzer was hit by Hosmer’s fourth changeup after one out in the top of the eighth inning and allowed his first hit to hit a double. However, he did not shake and caught Pam and Will Myers one after another to complete one hit pitch in eight innings.
Scherzer won his 14th win (4 losses) of the season against San Diego on the same day, successfully lowering his ERA to 2.17, the overall No. 1 player in the Major League, taking a step closer to this year’s National League Cy Young Award.