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Scherzer's dominant outing captured by surreal images

  • Scherzer's dominant outing captured by surreal images

Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer pitched his way into the record books Wednesday with one of the most dominant performances in baseball history.

Scherzer, who last year threw a pair of no-hitters - one of which included a then-career-high 17 strikeouts - added to his impressive resume against his former club by becoming just the fourth pitcher ever to strikeout 20 batters.

Related: Scherzer ties MLB record with 20 strikeouts

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The Nationals ace generated 33 swings and misses - the second-most in a single game over the last 15 years - and nearly record more strikeouts than balls (23) during the 119-pitch effort.

But rather than read about it, here are some of the compelling images that bring Scherzer's dominance into picture-perfect focus:

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