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Max Scherzer No Hits Mets In 2-0 Shutout

Scherzer No Hitter


On a day when the Mets were looking to gain home field advantage against the Dodgers in the NLDS, the Washington Nationals had other plans.

After being rained out on Friday night, the Nationals and Mets played a day-night doubleheader with the Nationals getting the best of the Mets by taking game one, 3-1.

In the nightcap, the Nationals sent Max Scherzer to the mound against the Mets Matt Harvey, and both pitchers brought their A game as they kept the opposing offenses in check.

Harvey started the game by striking out the first and third batters, with a pop-out sandwiched in. In the second, Harvey struck out the side and continued the streak until the top of the third when he struck out Tyler Moore with his fourth straight strikeout.

Throughout the game Harvey allowed runners on but managed to get out of each inning unscathed until the sixth when he allowed a run to score on a sac fly to center off the bat of Wilson Ramos. Harvey finished the inning striking out Matt den Dekker and limiting the damage to just one run.

Harvey’s line on the night, 6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 11 Ks.

But the night belonged to Scherzer, as he took a perfect game into the sixth inning, before Yunel Escobar ruined a routine ground out by throwing the ball into the dirt, handcuffed first baseman Clint Robinson, and allowing the runner to reach safely. The play was ruled an error on Escobar.

Scherzer settled down and continued to mow down the Mets offense, as he struck out nine straight batters from the sixth to the ninth inning, then induced a pop up from Curtis Granderson to complete the no-hitter.

Sherzer’s line on the night, 9 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 17 K’s.

Scherzer is credited this season with no hitting two playoff contenders, and he joins Nolan Ryan, Roy Halladay, Allie Reynolds, Virgil Trucks, and Johnny Vander Meer as the only pitchers in MLB history to record two no hitters in a single season.

David Conde
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