WASHINGTON – For the eighth straight season, Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer strikes out at least 200 batters in a single season.
On Wednesday night the three-time Cy Young winner struck out Baltimore Orioles third baseman Rio Ruiz in the fourth inning to accomplish the feat.
Only one pitcher in Major League Baseball history has a longer streak of 200-strikeout seasons. Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, who also won three Cy Young awards, holds the record with nine straight seasons.
Scherzer has a 2.41 ERA over the course of 21 games.