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WATCH: Max Scherzer strikes out 300 hitters for first time in career

Max Scherzer

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer added another achievement to his already brilliant career on Tuesday. He struck out his 300th hitter of the season, reaching the milestone for the first time in his career.

Naturally, it drew a big reaction from Scherzer’s teammates and of course, the fans in Washington.

Scherzer joins a very exclusive list of pitchers who have reached the milestone over the last 28 years.

In the era of five, or even six-man rotations, when pitchers rarely go deep into games, 300 strikeouts has become a rare achievement for any pitcher. This certainly isn’t something that we’re going to see a lot of in the future.