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Wood welcomes Scherzer to 20-strikeout club

  • Wood welcomes Scherzer to 20-strikeout club

Mere minutes after striking out his way to pitching immortality, Max Scherzer was welcomed into the 20-strikeout club by arguably its most dominant member.

Kerry Wood, the hard-throwing Chicago Cub who mowed down 20 Houston Astros on May 6, 1998, took to Twitter shortly after Scherzer became just the fourth pitcher in MLB history to strike out 20 batters in a nine-inning game.

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Date Pitcher Team SO ER H:BB GSc
5/6/1998 Kerry Wood CHC 20 0 1:0 105
5/8/2001 Randy Johnson ARI 20 1 3:1 97
9/18/1996 Roger Clemens BOS 20 0 5:0 97
9/18/1996 Roger Clemens BOS 20 1 3:1 97
5/11/2016 Max Scherzer WAS 20 2 6:0 87

Like Scherzer, Wood didn't walk any batters during his 122-pitch masterpiece, and allowed just one hit over nine scoreless innings for a mind-boggling game score of 105.

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