Would you like to watch an inning of baseball in under 30 seconds? If so, Max Scherzer has your back. Against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night, the Nationals pitcher threw an immaculate inning -- striking out the side on nine pitches:
This is the second immaculate inning of Scherzer’s career, after mustering one last season. That actually gives him a monopoly on immaculate innings in Nationals history -- Jordan Zimmermann was the only other player to record the milestone for the team when he did so in 2011. Not bad, eh?
It was a complete effort from Scherzer, as he finished with 13 strikeouts (13!) and picked up his 10th win of the season.
The guy has got to be loving life lately, with his Washington Capitals just one win away from capturing the Stanley Cup. Just last night, Scherzer was present at Game 4 along with teammate Ryan Zimmerman, and, ah, he came dressed for the occasion:
The moral of the story is this: People who attend hockey games in full gear deserve only good things in life.