Max Scherzer has started life with the Los Angeles Dodgers in style, tossing down 10 strikeouts in their 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros in MLB on Wednesday.
Scherzer joined the Dodgers from the Washington Nationals upon last week’s MLB Trade Deadline.
The 37-year-old right-hander had 10 K’s across seven innings, only allowing five hits and two runs.
Scherzer becomes the seventh pitcher to strike out 10 or more players in their first Dodgers start since the franchise moved to Los Angeles.
The pitcher’s display fuelled the 52,724 fans at Dodger Stadium, sparked after striking out Jose Altuve on four pitches.
“The crowd was definitely into it and you can feed off that, you definitely get some adrenaline from that,” Scherzer said.
“To go out there and pitch well and to have the fans ask for a curtain call for me, I’ve never had that happen, so that’s a cool moment and something I’ll never forget.”
10 Ks in his debut? Max Scherzer was electric. pic.twitter.com/hJvXKqWXdv
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 5, 2021
Baez stars for Mets, Gausman finds form
Javier Baez dazzled in the New York Mets’ 5-3 win over the Miami Marlins that ended their three-game losing run. Baez hit a solo homer in the eighth but also completed an incredible second-inning slide for home plate.
San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman re-captured some form as he sent down eight strikeouts across six innings as they triumphed 7-1 over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Two-way star Shohei Ohtani always elicits a lot of excitement but he had no at-bat impact yet tossed down six strikeouts across six innings, allowing only one earned run, in the Los Angeles Angels’ 2-1 win over the Texas Rangers.
New recruits Adam Duvall, Jorge Soler and Joc Pederson all delivered for the Atlanta Braves, with the former pair homering and the latter with a double in their 7-4 victory over the St Louis Cardinals.
Bryce Harper starred again with his 17th home run of the season as the Philadelphia Phillies won 9-5 over the Washington Nationals.
.@javy23baez WITH THE SWIM MOVE! pic.twitter.com/YSxxcfp6Su
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 4, 2021
Mejia tough shift for Indians
The Cleveland Indians had mounted a good run in the American League Central but their 8-6 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays leaves them 52-53, having lost three of their past four games. They were not helped after trailing 8-0 after three innings as Jean Carlos Mejia allowed seven hits and eight earned runs early.
Rizzo makes Yankees history
Anthony Rizzo hit his third New York Yankees home run to become the first player with RBI in each of his first six games in their long franchise history as they won 10-3 over the Baltimore Orioles. The Yankees have been around since 1903.
Rizzo’s 1st bomb in Pinstripes at the Stadium pic.twitter.com/b2LEXalxm5
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 5, 2021
Cincinnati Reds 6-5 Minnesota Twins
Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Seattle Mariners
Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 Pittsburgh Pirates
Oakland Athletics 5-4 San Diego Padres
Philadelphia Phillies 9-5 Washington Nationals
New York Yankees 10-3 Baltimore Orioles
Toronto Blue Jays 8-6 Cleveland Indians
Boston Red Sox 4-1 Detroit Tigers
New York Mets 5-3 Miami Marlins
Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Texas Rangers
Kansas City Royals 9-1 Chicago White Sox
Atlanta Braves 7-4 St Louis Cardinals
Chicago Cubs 3-2 Colorado Rockies
San Francisco Giants 7-1 Arizona Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Dodgers 7-5 Houston Astros
Mariners at Yankees
Rizzo will look to continue his hot form for the Yankees (58-49) when they host the Seattle Mariners (58-51) in the first of their four-game series.Internet Explorer Channel Network