Dodgers’ Max Scherzer perfect through 6 after 3,000th K
LOS ANGELES (AP), Max Scherzer’s perfect game bid was ended Sunday by Eric Hosmer’s double in the eighth against the San Diego Padres.
The 37-year-old right-hander reached 3,000 career strikeouts in the fifth inning when Hosmer went down swinging. Hosmer brought him back with a line drive to the right field corner just a few innings later.
Scherzer pitched an excellent second inning with three strikeouts and nine pitches. He made it through the eighth without allowing a baserunner, and had nine strikeouts using 92 pitches.
Scherzer is the proud owner of two career no-hitters, both in 2015.. After completing 8 1/3 perfect innings in his first, Pirates batter Jose Tabata seemed to be leaning into a pitch and was still awarded first base.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner, fielded a slow roll near the mound to retire Manny Machado, former Dodger. On a sunny, cloudless day at Dodger Stadium, his teammates made many tough catch of fly balls.
After a 22-minute bottom of the seventh in which Los Angeles scored four runs, Scherzer returned for the eighth and got Fernando Tatis Jr. to pop up before Hosmer’s clean hit.
The Dodgers are leading 6-0.
There has been only one 23 perfect game in major league history. The last was by Felix Hernandez of Seattle in 2012..
In a major blow, San Diego pitcher Blake Snell was forced to leave after 11 pitches because of a left adductor injury. The record ninth no-hitter in major league baseball came from the
Brewers pitchers Corbin Burnes & Josh Hader. This surpasses the mark set in 1884. when overhand was first introduced to the game. Major League Baseball did not crack down on illegal sticky substances being used by pitchers, so most of these no-hitters were before that.
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