Max Scherzer, the reigning Cy Young winner, has come to form with a dominant month of June, earning him the National League Pitcher of the Month award.
In five starts, the Washington Nationals ace posted a 0.99 ERA with four earned runs over the course of 36.1 innings. During that same spa, he only allowed 14 hits and notched 51 strikeouts, including a three-hit, 14 strikeout performance against the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 6.
Averaging 12.63 strikeouts per nine innings, the right-hander won his third NL Pitcher of the Month honor of his career, his first since July 2015. Throughout his entire 2016 Cy Young campaign, he did not claim the award once.
Despite the impressive marks across the board, his record was only 3-2 in June. On the season, Scherzer is 10-5, with 163 strikeouts and a league-leading 1.94 ERA.
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