Scherzer gets to 300 Ks, fans 10 in Nats' 9-4 win over Miami

WASHINGTON (AP) With a bottle of bubbly at his feet and a baseball with the inscription ''300 Ks'' in a case in his locker, Max Scherzer allowed himself a moment to consider what he'd just accomplished.

''It was something I dreamed of, reaching this mark,'' Scherzer said, ''because I know how hard it is to consistently go out there and strike guys out.''

Scherzer became the 17th pitcher since 1900 to strike out 300 batters in a season, reaching that milestone by fanning 10 in seven innings Tuesday night during the Washington Nationals' otherwise meaningless 9-4 victory over the Miami Marlins.

''A big number,'' Nationals catcher Matt Wieters said, ''when you're talking about strikeouts.''

Scherzer (18-7) lowered his ERA to 2.53 by allowing one run in seven innings as he bids for a third consecutive NL Cy Young Award; he also won the 2013 honor in the AL for Detroit. He threw 70 of his 100 pitches for strikes, gave up five hits and didn't walk a batter.

The righty reached 300 by getting Austin Dean to whiff on an 85-mph slider at the end of a 10-pitch at-bat for the second out of the seventh. Scherzer pumped his fist while much of the announced crowd of 26,483 - including his wife, Erica May-Scherzer - joined players in the home dugout and home bullpen by saluting the ace with a standing ovation.

''I definitely wanted to do it here at home,'' said the 34-year-old Scherzer, who is currently slated to make one more start, in Sunday's season finale at Colorado. ''The fans - unbelievable support.''

They would chant, ''Let's go, Max!'' They would rise and cheer when he had two strikes on a hitter. They would emit a collective ''Awwwwwww'' when a pitch near the plate was ruled a ball - or even when a pitch resulted in any sort of out that wouldn't add to his strikeout total.

Sweating profusely on a muggy, 78-degree evening, Scherzer had all of his repertoire working, from the 97-mph fastballs he threw past Lewis Brinson for strikeouts in the fourth and seventh innings, to the 84-mph changeup that JT Riddle missed for a K leading off the game.

As is Scherzer's wont, he stalked around the grass after strikeouts.

Asked whether he considered pulling his famously intense pitcher before No. 300, Nationals manager Dave Martinez laughed.

''I value my life,'' Martinez joked. ''He was going to get 10 today, somehow.''

Scherzer now has 10 strikeouts or more in a majors-high 18 of his 33 starts in 2018, and 82 such games for his career.

He got Dean by throwing fastball after fastball with a full count, then getting him to chase a slider.

''That's probably where you can see Max has become a more complete pitcher than he was earlier in his career,'' Wieters said, ''where he was able to go with the slider and execute it and realize that with where that fastball was starting, (Dean is) going to be way out in front of it.''

Dean's take?

''He's the best pitcher in baseball,'' the Marlins rookie said.

The case certainly can be made. This is, after all, a guy with two no-hitters and a 20-strikeout game on his resume, along with the Cy Youngs.

Scherzer entered Tuesday ranked No. 1 in the NL in eight significant statistical categories, including strikeouts, strikeouts-to-walks ratio (5.69), opponents' batting average (.188) and innings pitched (213 2/3). He was also tied for No. 1 in two others: wins and quality starts (27).

The expectation is that Scherzer and New York Mets starter Jacob deGrom are the main Cy Young contenders in the NL. DeGrom is 9-9 with a 1.77 ERA and single-season records of 23 consecutive quality starts and 28 starts in a row allowing three or fewer earned runs.

''There's more to pitching than just striking guys out,'' Scherzer said, ''but also, it is a big reason why you can have success.''

RENDON AND HARPER

Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon hit a three-run shot in the first inning off Jeff Brigham (0-4), increasing his season totals to 24 homers and 90 RBIs and extending his streak of reaching base to 33 straight games. Rendon added an RBI double in the seventh, when Washington batted around and tacked on six runs. ... Bryce Harper scored twice to surpass 100 runs for the season; he already had a career-best 100 RBIs and more than 100 walks. Harper can become a free agent in the offseason, so Wednesday's series finale could be the 2015 NL MVP's last home game at Nationals Park.

UP NEXT

The Nationals will give 26-year-old RHP Kyle McGowin his first start in the majors Wednesday. Miami will start LHP Wei-Yin Chen (6-11, 4.66 ERA).

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  • W: M. Scherzer (18-7)L: J. Brigham (0-4)
  • HR: MIA - P. O'Brien (4), WAS - A. Rendon (24)
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  • a-struck out for Rojas in the 8th
  • b-singled for Brigham in the 5th
  • c-flied out for Rucinski in the 7th
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A. Rendon 3B32341000.312.378.540.91814.0
A. Sanchez 3B10100000.208.224.292.5161.0
J. Soto LF31000204.293.405.513.9183.0
R. Zimmerman 1B51120025.264.335.486.8223.0
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W. Difo 2B31000113.229.298.352.6501.5
M. Scherzer P30000003.243.274.271.5450.0
a- A. Stevenson PH-RF00000100.257.310.324.6341.0
  • a-walked for Scherzer in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson (33)
  • HR - P. O'Brien (4)
  • SH - J. Brigham
  • RBI - P. O'Brien 2 (9), B. Anderson (62), C. Bostick (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. O'Brien 2 (5), B. Anderson (25), C. Bostick
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Riddle 2 (2), I. Galloway, B. Anderson, L. Brinson, D. Dietrich
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Eaton (18), B. Harper (32), A. Rendon (43), M. Wieters (8)
  • HR - A. Rendon (24)
  • RBI - A. Eaton 2 (32), A. Rendon 4 (91), R. Zimmerman 2 (51), M. Wieters (30)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Eaton 2 (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton, T. Turner 2 (2), R. Zimmerman 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Eaton (9)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Anderson-Rojas-O'Brien; O'Brien-Riddle-Brigham; Rivera-Bostick-O'Brien)
  • E - B. Anderson (9)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Cordero, M. Wieters (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Brigham (L, 0-4)4.04334216.061.78-3.0
D. Rucinski2.01001204.461.315.0
T. Kinley0.135520013.502.30-10.0
N. Wittgren0.22111103.031.35-3.5
B. Meyer1.010010010.422.111.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Brigham (L, 0-4)4.0
D. Rucinski2.0
T. Kinley0.1
N. Wittgren0.2
B. Meyer1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Scherzer (W, 18-7)7.051101002.530.9130.0
T. Collins0.21110103.181.41-1.5
A. Williams0.11110115.791.71-1.5
J. Cordero1.02100006.351.941.0
PITCHERSIP
M. Scherzer (W, 18-7)7.0
T. Collins0.2
A. Williams0.1
J. Cordero1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Kinley (3)
  • IBB - T. Kinley 2 (2)
  • HBP - J. Brigham (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Brigham 69-36, D. Rucinski 32-17, T. Kinley 19-12, N. Wittgren 23-12, B. Meyer 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Brigham 4-4, D. Rucinski 4-0, T. Kinley 1-0, N. Wittgren 1-0, B. Meyer 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Brigham 19, D. Rucinski 8, T. Kinley 6, N. Wittgren 5, B. Meyer 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Scherzer (12)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Scherzer 100-70, T. Collins 18-14, A. Williams 7-4, J. Cordero 17-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Scherzer 2-9, J. Cordero 1-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Scherzer 27, T. Collins 3, A. Williams 2, J. Cordero 5
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B. Anderson 3B40110011.272.355.394.7502.5
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A. Dean LF20000020.219.274.371.6460.0
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  • a-struck out for Rojas in the 8th
  • b-singled for Brigham in the 5th
  • c-flied out for Rucinski in the 7th
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A. Rendon 3B32341000.312.378.540.91814.0
A. Sanchez 3B10100000.208.224.292.5161.0
J. Soto LF31000204.293.405.513.9183.0
R. Zimmerman 1B51120025.264.335.486.8223.0
M. Wieters C40310000.238.328.377.7055.0
W. Difo 2B31000113.229.298.352.6501.5
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  • a-walked for Scherzer in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - B. Anderson (33)
  • HR - P. O'Brien (4)
  • SH - J. Brigham
  • RBI - P. O'Brien 2 (9), B. Anderson (62), C. Bostick (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - P. O'Brien 2 (5), B. Anderson (25), C. Bostick
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Riddle 2 (2), I. Galloway, B. Anderson, L. Brinson, D. Dietrich
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Eaton (18), B. Harper (32), A. Rendon (43), M. Wieters (8)
  • HR - A. Rendon (24)
  • RBI - A. Eaton 2 (32), A. Rendon 4 (91), R. Zimmerman 2 (51), M. Wieters (30)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Eaton 2 (17)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Eaton, T. Turner 2 (2), R. Zimmerman 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Eaton (9)
FIELDING
  • DP - 3 (Anderson-Rojas-O'Brien; O'Brien-Riddle-Brigham; Rivera-Bostick-O'Brien)
  • E - B. Anderson (9)
FIELDING
  • E - J. Cordero, M. Wieters (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Brigham (L, 0-4)4.04334216.061.78-3.0
D. Rucinski2.01001204.461.315.0
T. Kinley0.135520013.502.30-10.0
N. Wittgren0.22111103.031.35-3.5
B. Meyer1.010010010.422.111.0
Total8.01199951---
PITCHERSIP
J. Brigham (L, 0-4)4.0
D. Rucinski2.0
T. Kinley0.1
N. Wittgren0.2
B. Meyer1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Scherzer (W, 18-7)7.051101002.530.9130.0
T. Collins0.21110103.181.41-1.5
A. Williams0.11110115.791.71-1.5
J. Cordero1.02100006.351.941.0
Total9.09430121---
PITCHERSIP
M. Scherzer (W, 18-7)7.0
T. Collins0.2
A. Williams0.1
J. Cordero1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - T. Kinley (3)
  • IBB - T. Kinley 2 (2)
  • HBP - J. Brigham (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Brigham 69-36, D. Rucinski 32-17, T. Kinley 19-12, N. Wittgren 23-12, B. Meyer 16-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Brigham 4-4, D. Rucinski 4-0, T. Kinley 1-0, N. Wittgren 1-0, B. Meyer 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Brigham 19, D. Rucinski 8, T. Kinley 6, N. Wittgren 5, B. Meyer 4
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Scherzer (12)
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Scherzer 100-70, T. Collins 18-14, A. Williams 7-4, J. Cordero 17-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Scherzer 2-9, J. Cordero 1-2
  • Batters Faced - M. Scherzer 27, T. Collins 3, A. Williams 2, J. Cordero 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Bostick singled to left, Brinson scored49
  • 8TH INNING
    O'Brien homered to left, Riddle scored39
  • 7TH INNING
    Eaton singled to center, Zimmerman and Difo scored, Stevenson to third19
    Wieters singled to left, Soto scored, Zimmerman to second17
    Zimmerman singled to center, Harper and Rendon scored, Soto to third16
    Rendon doubled to deep right center, Eaton scored, Harper to third14
  • 4TH INNING
    Anderson doubled to deep left, Rojas scored13
  • 1ST INNING
    Rendon homered to left, Eaton and Harper scored03
  • 9TH INNING
    • Jimmy Cordero relieved Austen Williams
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Brinson reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • B. Holaday: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Holaday fouled out to first
    • M. Sierra: Strike swinging, Sierra flied out to deep left
    • C. Bostick: Strike looking, Ball, Bostick singled to left, Brinson scored
    • I. Galloway: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Galloway grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Bostick out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Tim Collins pitching
    • Adrian Sanchez at third base
    • Victor Robles in center field
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Riddle reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • Yadiel Rivera hit for Miguel Rojas
    • Y. Rivera: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rivera struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Realmuto lined out to left
    • Austen Williams relieved Tim Collins
    • P. O'Brien: Ball, O'Brien homered to left, Riddle scored
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Anderson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Ben Meyer relieved J.T. Realmuto
    • Bryan Holaday catching
    • Isaac Galloway in left field
    • Christopher Bostick at second base
    • V. Robles: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Robles lined out to pitcher
    • A. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Sanchez singled to center
    • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Soto walked, Sanchez to second
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Foul, Zimmerman grounded out to second, Soto out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • L. Brinson: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Brinson struck out on foul tip
    • A. Dean: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Dean struck out swinging
    • M. Sierra: Sierra singled to center
    • Derek Dietrich hit for Drew Rucinski
    • D. Dietrich: Dietrich flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Tyler Kinley pitching
    • A. Eaton: Eaton doubled to deep right center
    • T. Turner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • B. Harper: Ball, Eaton to third on wild pitch, Harper intentionally walked
    • A. Rendon: Pickoff attempt to first, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Rendon doubled to deep right center, Eaton scored, Harper to third
    • J. Soto: Soto intentionally walked
    • R. Zimmerman: Zimmerman singled to center, Harper and Rendon scored, Soto to third
    • Nick Wittgren relieved Tyler Kinley
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Wieters singled to left, Soto scored, Zimmerman to second
    • W. Difo: Foul, Strike looking, Difo reached on fielder's choice to first, Zimmerman to third, Wieters out at second
    • Andrew Stevenson hit for Max Scherzer
    • A. Stevenson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Stevenson walked, Difo to second
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Eaton singled to center, Zimmerman and Difo scored, Stevenson to third
    • T. Turner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (6 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Rojas fouled out to first
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • P. O'Brien: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, O'Brien reached on an infield single to third
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Anderson popped out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • D. Rucinski Pitching:
    • M. Wieters: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Wieters grounded out to pitcher
    • W. Difo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Difo struck out swinging
    • M. Scherzer: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Scherzer grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • A. Dean: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Dean struck out swinging
    • M. Sierra: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Sierra grounded out to shortstop
    • Rafael Ortega hit for Jeff Brigham
    • R. Ortega: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ortega singled to right
    • J. Riddle: Riddle popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Drew Rucinski pitching
    • T. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Harper walked
    • A. Rendon: Foul, Rendon singled to deep left, Harper to second
    • J. Soto: Ball, Soto reached on fielder's choice to second, Harper to third, Rendon out at second
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Zimmerman grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Strike looking, Rojas singled to left center
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Foul, Realmuto flied out to deep left
    • P. O'Brien: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, O'Brien struck out swinging
    • B. Anderson: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Anderson doubled to deep left, Rojas scored
    • L. Brinson: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Brigham Pitching:
    • M. Wieters: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Wieters doubled to left center
    • W. Difo: Foul, Foul, Difo flied out to center
    • M. Scherzer: Strike looking, Scherzer flied out to right
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Eaton fouled out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • A. Dean: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Dean hit by pitch
    • M. Sierra: Foul, Ball, Sierra fouled out to third
    • J. Brigham: Brigham hit sacrifice bunt to first, Dean to second
    • J. Riddle: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Riddle struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Brigham Pitching:
    • B. Harper: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Harper doubled to deep right center
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Rendon hit by pitch
    • J. Soto: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Soto grounded out to shortstop, Harper to third, Rendon out at second
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Zimmerman struck out looking
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • P. O'Brien: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, O'Brien struck out swinging
    • B. Anderson: Ball, Anderson flied out to deep right
    • L. Brinson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Brinson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Brigham Pitching:
    • M. Wieters: Foul, Ball, Ball, Wieters singled to right
    • W. Difo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Difo walked, Wieters to second
    • M. Scherzer: Scherzer reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Wieters out at third, Difo to third, Scherzer to second on 3rd baseman Anderson throwing error
    • A. Eaton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Eaton walked
    • T. Turner: Ball, Ball, Turner grounded out to second, Eaton out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 1ST INNING
    • M. Scherzer Pitching:
    • J. Riddle: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Riddle struck out swinging
    • M. Rojas: Ball, Ball, Foul on catcher Wieters dropped ball error, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Rojas lined out to right
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Realmuto flied out to left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • J. Brigham Pitching:
    • A. Eaton: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Eaton walked
    • T. Turner: Foul, Turner flied out to center
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Eaton stole second, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Harper walked
    • A. Rendon: Ball, Strike looking, Rendon homered to left, Eaton and Harper scored
    • J. Soto: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Soto grounded out to second
    • R. Zimmerman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Zimmerman struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)