Max Scherzer gets 12 straight outs by strikeout in 15-K performance

Max Scherzer was nearly untouchable Sunday against the Phillies.He was so difficult to hit, in 6 1/3 innings pitched (which is a total of 19 outs), the two-time National League Cy Young winner struck out 15 batters. That’s nearly 80 Jorge Posada Jersey percent of the outs he recorded.According to, he is the first pitcher in MLB history to record 15 strikeouts with no more than 6 1/3 innings pitched.Max Scherzer with the first outing in MLB history in which a pitcher finished with no more than 6 1/3 innings but struck out 15 batters. Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) May 6, 2018Even more impre sively, the 33-year-old struck out the side in the third, fourth and fifth innings and recorded 12 straight outs by way of the K from the second inning through the sixth.This is Max Scherzer’s 69th career game with 10+ Ks.(This is the part where you tell us he’s a nice pitcher.) Washington Nationals (@Nationals) May 6, 2018He certainly would have had a chance to tally his second 20-strikeout performance of his career had he stayed in the game, but he was at 111 pitches in the seventh so manager Dave Martinez decided to take him out.