Birthday boy Scherzer joined elite company on Friday

Josh Luckenbaugh
July 28, 2018 - 1:54 pm
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Max Scherzer celebrated his 34th birthday in style, striking out 11 Marlins over eight innings and allowing just one unearned run in the Nationals' 9-1 win over Miami on Friday.

Scherzer also joined an exclusive club with his eighth inning punch out of Justin Bour, becoming just the fourth pitcher in major league history with at least seven consecutive seasons of 200-plus strikeouts. 

"The fact that I've been able to keep making every start, going out there and just pitching with my stuff and keep making every start, that's something I take pride in," Scherzer told reporters afterwards. "The fact that I can be counted on for 30-plus starts a year, I kind of take personally."

Scherzer has won three Cy Young Awards while on this amazing strikeout streak, two of them coming during his time in Washington.

And if he keeps it up, a fourth might not be far behind. 

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