Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer passed Cy Young for 22nd on the all-time strikeout on list Friday. He punched out Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Eduardo Escobar for the 2,807th strikeout of his career in the seventh inning of a masterful performance. Max Scherzer has now passed Cy Young for the 22nd-most Ks (2,807) of all-time.h/t: @EliasSports pic.twitter.com/n1YQnJYzP2 MLB Stats (@MLBStats) April 17, 2021 Scherzer added another to finish the frame, leaving him with 2,808 as he exited the game. He'll continue to climb the leaderboard as the season progresses, as he trails Hall of Famer Mike Mussina by five.Baseball Reference has Young listed at 2,803 career strikeouts, so Scherzer passed the legendary right-hander even earlier depending on who you ask. Max Scherzer has passed Cy Young on @MLB's All-Time Career Strikeouts list.Scherzer is now 22nd all-time with 2,807.#Scherzday // #NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/qLAp1AlBNy Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 17, 2021 It's quite the feat for Scherzer, who ranks second in strikeouts among active players behind Houston Astros veteran Justin Verlander (3,013), whom he could pass if Verlander misses the entire year recovering from Tommy John surgery.Young's name is synonymous with great pitching and his name adorns the annual awards for the top pitcher in both leagues. Scherzer has won three Cy Young Awards in his 14-year career.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Max Scherzer strikes out Eduardo Escobar to record his 2,807th career strikeout, passing Cy Young for 22nd on the MLB's all-time K list
Condensed Game: Luke Weaver no-hit the Reds through 6 1/3 innings while David Peralta and Eduardo Escobar each homered in the D-backs' win
The Arizona Diamondbacks shut out the Cincinnati Reds, 7-0, behind seven innings of one-hit baseball from Luke Weaver. David Peralta and Eduardo Escobar both homered in the Arizona win.
Condensed Game: Stephen Vogt hit a three-run single in the team's five-run 5th and Eduardo Escobar crushed a solo homer in the D-backs' win