Nationals ace Max Scherzer continues to set and break milestones with each passing year.
And on Tuesday, he hit yet another one — and this particular milestone was uncharted territory, even for him.
Scherzer has won the Cy Young Award three times, he’s been the NL strikeout leader twice and he’s also led the league in twins thrice, but for some reason, he’s never hit 300 K’s in a season.
Until Tuesday, that is.
Scherzer was approaching the milestone heading into Tuesday’s outing — his final one of the season — and lucky for him, he was facing the swing-and-miss Marlins. He took full advantage of it, recording 10 strikeouts. Not only that, the one he recorded for the second out of the second inning was his 300th of the season. He became the sixth pitcher since 1990 to pull off the feat.
This tweet put it all in perspective.
What an achievement for one of the league’s elite hurlers.