Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer might win the National League Cy Young this season, and he’s pitching as well as he can in Game 3 of the NLDS, dominating the Chicago Cubs. He isn’t allowing a lot of hard contact, if you catch my drift. He’s walked three, but that’s just about it, if you know what I’m saying.
You know what I’m saying.
Scherzer has thrown six innings in which he’s done really, really well. They say that a pitcher’s job is to avoid baserunners, and if you don’t count those three walks, he’s done just about as well in that regard as a pitcher can possibly do. Because those three walks are the only blemish. Yep, just those three walks through six innings. Ahem. That’s the only thing he’s really done wrong, and even then, the Cubs haven’t been doing much with the limited runners.
The Nationals are leading the game, 1-0, but the biggest story might be Scherzer, who is pitching well. Historically well, you might say. If he pitched this well for another three innings, you might remember this game for a long, long time.
Also, Max Scherzer is throwing a no-hitter, and jinxes aren’t real. Don’t be weird. You should see him throw right now! He’s not allowing hits or anything. I’d tune in to the game if I were you to see if he can complete a no-hitter.
UPDATE: Scherzer’s no-hitter was broken up by a Ben Zobrist double in the bottom of the seventh, and he was promptly taken out of the game after 98 pitches, three walks, and seven strikeouts.
He left with a 1-0 lead that was erased by an Albert Almora Jr. single which brought Zobrist home. It was Almora’s first career postseason hit.