Scherzer, the ‘3rd inning pitcher of the Cy Young Award,’ pitched five scoreless innings before returning

Max Scherzer (Texas Rangers), a three-time winner of the Cy Young Award given to the best pitcher, showed his power in his first appearance of the season. 토토사이트 순위

Scherzer started at a home game against the Kansas City Royals in 2024 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, and allowed four strikeouts and no runs in five innings. He had only one hit and did not allow any walks.

He only threw 57 pitches in total through the fifth inning. Thirty-nine of them were strikes. According to the Baseball Servant, a statistical site for MLB, he threw four-seam fastballs (28), sliders (10), curves (9), change-up (6), and cutters (4) evenly and reached the maximum speed of 151.8 kilometers per hour.

Scherzer, who had maintained his position as MLB’s top ace with eight All-Star titles and three Cy Young Awards, started late this season after undergoing back disc surgery in December last year. His return to the hospital was delayed further due to pain in his right thumb during rehabilitation.

After recovering health, he still showed off his skills. From the start of the first inning to the first batter in the fifth inning, he handled 13 consecutive hitters, displaying robust performance by tying up opposing batters from his first appearance.

He added four strikeouts on the day, recording a career-high 3,371 strikeouts to rank 11th along with Greg Maddox (retired). He ranks second after Justin Verlander (Houston Astros), who has 3,393 strikeouts.

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