Wednesday, May 11, 2016

#MizzouMade -- Max Scherzer Strikes Out 20 in a Game

Former Mizzou baseball product Max Scherzer struck out 20 in a game tonight while pitching for the Washington Nationals against his former mates, the Detroit Tigers. He pitched a complete game, giving up six hits, two runs, no walks, and 20 strikeouts. He needed 119 pitches to accomplish his feat. He tied a major league record with his effort.

Scherzer was a dominant pitcher for Missouri before he hit the big time in the major leagues. He was born with a rare genetic condition in which he had two eyes of different colors. In 2005, he struck out a school record 131 batters. He has been inducted into the Missouri Intercollegiate Sports Hall of Fame. In 2006, he struck out future Royals star Alex Gordon, already one of the top prospects in the game at the time.

The following is a video that Mizzou posted about him:

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