Scherzer Notches No No
UNDATED (AP) — Max Scherzer tossed a one-hitter in Milwaukee last Sunday, striking out 16 in his second career complete game. He outdid himself on Saturday, tossing the majors' second no-hitter of the season and joining exclusive company.
Scherzer also pitched the second no-hitter in Washington Nationals history, striking out 10 in a 6-0 shutout of Pittsburgh. He was one strike from a perfect game until he hit Jose Tabata (TAB'-ah-tah) on the elbow. He completed the gem by retiring Josh Harrison on a deep fly to left.
Jordan Zimmermann is the other National to throw a no-hitter, doing it in last year's season finale.
According to Baseball-Reference.com, Scherzer is the fifth pitcher since at least 1914 to allow just one hit or fewer in consecutive complete games, and the first since Jim Tobin of the Boston Braves in April 1944.
The no-hitter comes 11 days after San Francisco's Chris Heston did it against the New York Mets.
Bryce Harper hit a solo homer and an RBI single to back Scherzer, who owns a 1.76 ERA following his second consecutive shutout. Tyler Moore added a two-run single in a four-run sixth as the Nationals won their second straight since a 6-14 skid.