You are not going to believe what Max Scherzer said after passing Cy Young on Friday night.
Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer had a hilarious response to passing Cy Young on the all-time leaderboard for career strikeouts.
Scherzer pitched seven innings of two-hit ball vs. his former team in the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. He struck out 10 batters while walking only two. Those 10 punch outs have given Scherzer 2,808 in his illustrious career. While it will be a few years before he has a bronze plaque in Cooperstown in the same hallway as Young’s, we can sink our teeth into this all-time quote.
Nationals skipper Dave Martinez told Scherzer he passed Young after the game on Friday. While he was amped for his ace, Scherzer was incredibly nonchalant about it by saying, “Yeah, I have three of those on my wall.” Leave it up to Scherzer to trivialize a remarkable career accomplishment in absolutely hilarious fashion.
— federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) April 17, 2021
Max Scherzer keeps passing pitching icons like Cy Young like it is no big deal
Even though Young’s career wins record will never be broken, to have more career strikeouts than one of the greatest pitchers in MLB history is nothing to sneeze at … well, unless you’re Scherzer, apparently. Scherzer’s next big accomplishment is to join the 3,000 Strikeout Club by the end of the season. It is a club that almost certainly guarantees one of Cooperstown enshrinement.
While racking up the strikeouts is impressive for a guy like Scherzer, his team needs to start winning more ballgames. Washington only improved to 4-7 on the year. Though the rival Atlanta Braves are struggling out of the gate as well, Washington needs to pick up the pace to ensure that other rival teams don’t run away with the division. Scherzer must keep pitching like this for Washington.
The only thing better than passing Young on the all-time strikeout list is Scherzer’s hilarious quote.