Today in Nationals’ History: Max Scherzer throws first no-hitter of 2015
June 20, 2015 – RHP Max Scherzer tossed the second no-hitter in Nationals history (2005-present) in the 6-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was Scherzer’s first career no-hitter and the fourth in D.C. baseball history. He struck out 10 and carried a perfect game through 8.2 innings before a 3-2 slider hit pinch hitter Jose Tabata. According to Elias, the last MLB no-hitter in which only one batter reached base, and that on a HBP, was thrown by MIA’s Kevin Brown, June 10, 1997 at SFG.
Check out pictures from Scherzer’s nearly perfect performance in the gallery above!
June 20, 2008 – OF Elijah Dukes became just the second Washington National to record five hits in a game during a 14-inning, 4-3 win versus the Texas Rangers. After tying game with solo shot in the eighth inning, Dukes sent Nationals Park faithful home happy in the 14th with a seeing-eye RBI single through the left side of the infield. He also became the first player in the (then) nearly 40-year history of the franchise to notch five hits, including the game-ending hit, in the same contest.