Max Scherzer won the NL Cy Young Award on Wednesday night, becoming the first pitcher in Nationals’ history to win the honor, and only the sixth pitcher to win the award in both the NL and the AL.
Scherzer earned 25 of the 30 first-place votes available, which sealed up the award for him in convincing fashion, deservedly — the righty threw 228.1 innings in the 2016 season, posting a record of 20-7 with a 2.96 ERA and 284 strikeouts to earn the award.
Although Max Scherzer’s win was a little less -- let’s say — dramatic than the aftermath of the AL Cy Young Award announcement, Twitter was still pretty excited — here’s how everyone reacted.
Max Scherzer gets the news:
(By the way, Max was on a freaking boat when he got the news. A BOAT.)
Bryce Harper reacts:
Erica May Scherzer reacts:
Words can't describe right now. So proud and so happy!! pic.twitter.com/Cmx6xU9OYK— Erica May-Scherzer (@emaysway) November 17, 2016
(On a separate note, it appears that Max and Erica made up after their jersey-related spat.)
The competition reacts:
Hard to argue with that! Congrats to @Max_Scherzer on winning the NL Cy Young! You've won it enough now, time to let others have a turn .— Jon Lester (@JLester34) November 17, 2016
Congrats to @Max_Scherzer on winning the NL Cy Young! Very deserving for a dominant year— Kyle Hendricks (@kylehendricks28) November 17, 2016
F.P. Santangelo reacts:
Other sports teams react:
The fans react:
Dusty Baker will step in and end Max Scherzer's Cy Young speech two thirds of the way through.— Half St Heart Blog (@HalfStreetHeart) November 16, 2016