BY RICH GOLDBERG (@GoldyStats)
Max Scherzer tied an MLB single-game record for strikeouts on Wednesday in the Nationals' 3-2 win against the Tigers.
CSN Mid-Atlantic reseacher Rich Goldberg goes inside the numbers on Scherzer's dominant performance.
0: Walks (Each 9-inning, 20-strikeout performance had 0 walks)
2: Players with 20 strikeouts before the final out of a 9 inning game (Roger Clemens, 1986)
3: Times Scherzer struck out the side
4: Players with 20 strikeouts in 9-inning game (Clemens 2x, Kerry Wood, Randy Johnson)
5: Tigers who struck out 3 times (Ian Kinsler, J.D. Martinez, Miguel Cabrera, James McCann and Anthony Gose)
9: Three-pitch strikeouts
13: Consecutive batters retired between 3rd and 7th inning
20: Most strikeouts in MLB history against a former team
23: Balls thrown in the game
30: MLB teams defeated by Scherzer (1 of 2 active players who have beaten all 30, including John Lackey)
96: Strikes thrown by Scherzer
119: Total pitches thrown by Scherzer
2001: The last time a pitcher struck out 20 batters in one game (Johnson vs. Cincinnati Reds)