Scherzer throws second no-hitter

Oct 3, 2015 9:53 PM by CBS Sports - David Brown

Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer completed his second no-hitter of 2015 on Saturday night, striking out 17 in a 2-0 victory against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Scherzer is the first pitcher since Nolan Ryan in 1973 to throw two no-hitters in the same regular season, and the fifth in major-league history. Scherzer also threw a no-hitter against the Pirates in June, missing a perfect game by hitting a batter in the ninth inning.

Roy Halladay of the Phillies threw a perfect game in the 2010 regular season and followed up with a no-hitter in the playoffs.

Against the Mets, Scherzer allowed no walks and would have been perfect except for an error made by third baseman Yunel Escobar on a routine throw to first base in the sixth inning. His strikeouts were a career high, and he finished the game by striking out nine of 10.



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