The Washington Nationals are headed for the postseason, and after a fantastic end to the regular season on Sunday vs. the Miami Marlins, we thought it only appropriate to take a quick look back.
One year ago today, on October 3, 2015, Nats pitcher Max Scherzer threw his second no hitter of the 2015 regular season, striking out a team-record 17 batters vs. the New York Mets. He became the sixth major league pitcher to throw two no-hitters in the same regular season. Scherzer also pitched a no hitter vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 20, 2015.
On Sunday at Nationals Park, Scherzer earned his 20th win of the 2016 season as the Nats beat the Miami Marlins-- the second time he's reached 20 wins during a season in his career. Speculation is that Scherzer will likely be on the mound Friday night when the Nationals host the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLDS (first pitch is set for 5:38 pm), but the team has yet to officially make an announcement on a starter. Clayton Kershaw will start for the Dodgers.
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