Jun 20, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals
There isn’t a hotter pitcher in the league right now than Scherzer. The right-hander has come very close to some historic milestones over his last two starts.
He allowed just one hit in his start two weeks ago to Milwaukee and no-hit Pittsburgh last weekend, so he nearly tied Johnny Vander Meer’s record of back-to-back no-hitters. Scherzer also fell one out short of a perfect game versus the Pirates. In those two starts, he had 26 strikeouts.
For the season, Scherzer has struck out at least 10 batters in six of his 13 starts. He has struck out at least eight hitters in nine of his 13 starts. Scherzer has also allowed more than two runs in just three of his outings.
His 0.80 WHIP leads the league and on five occasions, the Nationals right-hander has not allowed an earned run at all.