Wednesday, August 22, 2012
VIDEO: Max Scherzer not all that impressed with strikeout numbers
Max Scherzer’s fifth-inning strikeout of Toronto's Anthony Gose in Tuesday's game matched his career high of 184, set in 2010, but it took him 176 fewer batters faced and 41 1/3 fewer innings thrown to get there.
It was Scherzer’s 14th start this season with eight or more strikeouts, allowing him to reclaim the Major League lead in punchouts (186), leapfrogging the Mets’ R.A. Dickey (181) and teammate Justin Verlander (180).
So how impressed is the right-hander with his strikeout totals this season? Meh.