Max Scherzer, who was acquired by the Texas Rangers, made his presence felt with a perfect game.
Scherzer pitched a complete game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday (April 4) at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. He threw 105 pitches in six innings, allowing seven hits, two walks, three runs, and nine strikeouts. Showcased quality start pitching (six innings of three earned runs or less). His fastball was clocked at 95.5 mph.토토사이트
Scherzer’s performance led Texas to a 5-3 win over the White Sox. With the three-game winning streak, Texas improved to 63-46 on the season. They took sole possession of first place in the American League West. The White Sox dropped their fourth straight game and fell to 43-67 on the season.
Scherzer pitched a perfect game in his first start since being acquired in a trade. The New York Mets were in need of a starting pitcher, so Texas made him a trade offer and he waived his no-trade clause.
Scherzer was forced to leave the Mets. When the Mets abandoned their goal of challenging for the pennant this season and announced a rebuild, Scherzer was forced to leave. After a meeting with general manager Billy Eppler, Scherzer agreed and opted to move on.
Texas bolstered its starting rotation with the addition of Scherzer. With Jacob deGrom out for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow ligament reconstruction, Nathan Ivoldi was also lost to injury. In the shortened postseason, strong pitching is a necessity, which is why Texas pursued Scherzer so aggressively.
MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, also quoted Texas general manager Chris Young as saying, “We’re always short on starting pitching. Scherzer has the experience to win. I think he’s going to help us get to where we want to go (a championship).”
Texas hasn’t won a World Series since its inception in 1961. Their best finish was an American League title in 2011. Will Scherzer be the final piece of the puzzle to solve Texas’ championship puzzle?