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Outside The Confines: To the Max!

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Scherzer has one of his best days ever against the Padres.

San Diego Padres v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images

Max Scherzer is a generational talent. He is, without question, one of the best pitchers of the last decade, and has just about every conceivable award and accolade to show for it. He’s also putting on a weekly spectacle to show voters why he should receive his third career Cy Young award this season.

On Sunday, he added another milestone to his list of achievements by collecting his 3,000th career strikeout against the Padres. Scherzer is only the 19th pitcher in major league history to get to the 3K mark. Of course, the victim of 3,000, Eric Hosmer, would later get his revenge by ending Max’s bid for a perfect game, getting the only Padres hit of the day. Max added to the day’s magnificent outing by collecting an immaculate inning while he was at it.

Scherzer is a sensational pitcher who is all but assured a first-ballot pass to the Hall of Fame after his retirement, and Sunday’s game showed that he’s not about to slow down any time soon.

Here’s some coverage of Scherzer’s big game, as well as a few articles from last week about Scherzer that seem prescient now.

Now on to the rest of the weekend’s best offerings!

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.