MLB wrap: Max Scherzer steals first career base while tossing shutout

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Max Scherzer (Getty Pictures)

Nationals ace Max Scherzer has already gained two straight Nationwide League Cy Younger awards, and early indications present he is poised to contend for a 3rd.

Scherzer tossed a two-hit shutout with no walks and 10 strikeouts (102 pitches) in a 2-zero win over the Braves. Scherzer, who now sports a zero.ninety ERA by means of three begins this season, additionally confirmed off his velocity together with his first stolen base.

Howie Kendrick, who finally left the sport with a leg damage, drove in each of Washington’s runs. Scherzer additionally had successful, and Anthony Rendon had two hits and a run scored.

Scherzer shortly rebounded after getting pelted for 5 runs (two earned) final week towards the Braves. The three-time Cy Younger award winner now has 27 strikeouts in simply 20 innings pitched thus far this season.

Regardless of the win, Washington continues to be simply 5-5 this season, three half video games behind the NL-main Mets. 

Stud of the Night time:

Indians ace Corey Kluber continued his career dominance over the Tigers by putting out thirteen in eight scoreless innings to assist Cleveland to a 2-zero win. Kluber allowed simply two hits and one stroll within the win, as he gears up for an additional run at American League Cy Younger.

Dud of the Night time:

Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop went zero for four with two strikeouts in a 7-1 loss to the Blue Jays. Schoop, a breakout performer final yr, is now solely batting .200 this season. Orioles slugger Chris Davis additionally went o for four with two strikeouts and is now batting simply .088 this season.

Spotlight:

Yoenis Cespedes has a cannon:

The Mets improved to eight-1 with a four-2 win over the Marlins.

What’s Subsequent:

Pirates (7-2) at Cubs (5-four) 2:20 p.m. ET – The Cubs’ residence opener obtained pushed again a day because of snow, however Tyler Chatwood will usher within the new season at Wrigley Area towards Ivan Nova. With Anthony Rizzo probably headed to the disabled listing with a again damage, and Ian Happ and Kyle Schwarber struggling on the plate, Chicago wants a break. Pittsburgh, who bought so much this offseason, are surprisingly main the NL Central via the first couple weeks.