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Matt Williams recalls Max Scherzer's 100th pitch strikeout in the Minor Leagues

Williams recalls Scherzer's notable Minors strikeout

Max Scherzer likes striking people out. After all, would he really punch out 10.5 batters per nine innings over the last three years if he didn't? Chances are, probably not. 

Turns out, Scherzer was always like that. After the right-hander was reunited with Nationals manager Matt Williams at Tuesday's news conference, Williams relayed a story about Scherzer from their time together with the Mobile BayBears in 2007.

With Scherzer on a strict 100-pitch limit, Williams had come out of the dugout to let him know that he had three pitches left to get his final batter. So what did Scherzer do? 

"He reared back, and went 97, 98, and 99 [mph] to strike him out."

Of course, Williams also called him a bulldog. Which, I dunno, maybe there's something that we've never noticed before?


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