Scherzer becomes the 5th pitcher to throw two no-hitters in one year, joining Johnny Vander Meer (1938), Allie Reynolds (1951), Virgil Trucks (1952) and Nolan Ryan (1973). He posted 17 strikeouts in an absolutely blistering performance, and only a Yunel Escobar error stood between him and a perfect game.
Scherzer's previous no-hitter this season came in June against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The NL East champion Mets were baffled by Scherzer all day long. Mixing up his pitches deftly all night, Scherzer made the New York Mets look like the punchless team that looked dead in the water before adding Yoenis Cespedes and others prior to the July 31st trade deadline.
Scherzer would have had two perfect games this season if not for an apparent lean-in on a hit by pitch against Pittsburgh and a bounced throw by Yunel Escobar tonight.
This is the 7th no-hitter of 2015. Rookie Chris Heston, Cole Hamels, Hisashi Iwakuma, Mike Fiers and Jake Arrieta are the others to notch a no-no this season.
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