Today in Nationals’ History: Max Scherzer throws second no-hitter of 2015 season

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October 3, 2015 – During a 2-0 win over the New York Mets, RHP Max Scherzer turned in one of the most historic pitching performances in baseball history, striking out 17 batters in his second no-hitter of the season. The only batter to reach base was via a throwing error in the 6th inning. Scherzer became just the sixth pitcher in Major League history to throw two no-hitters in the same season, and just the fifth to throw two in the same regular season.  His 17 strikeouts (then a career-high) tied Hall-of-Famer RHP Nolan Ryan for the MLB record for K’s in a no-hitter. That record had stood since Ryan struck out 17 vs. Detroit in 1973, in what was also the second of Ryan’s two no-no’s that year.

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