On a night that was supposed to be all about Bryce Harper, from the (really cool) bobblehead to the suspension and appeal, Max Scherzer stole the spotlight in the most brilliant way possible. That's what great pitchers do. More specifically, that's what twenty strikeouts do.
Here's the news from Nationals Park.
Max Scherzer made many different types of history last night
Twenty strikeouts is absurd. His strike rate might have been more incredible.
Tigers tip caps to Scherzer
Scherzer's former team was on the wrong side of history, but they were still plenty impressed by the twenty strikeout performance.
Watch all twenty of Max Scherzer's strikeouts
Harper appeals one game suspension and fine
After returning to the field following an ejection, Harper was ejected for a game and fined. He's appealed, so until a ruling, he's allowed to play.
Why Daniel Murphy, not Ryan Zimmerman hit cleanup on Wednesday
The Rendon-Harper-Murphy stretch worked well, producing two of the Nationals' three runs last night. Here's why Baker made the move.
Q&A from Scherzer's 20-strikeout performance
Quotes from Dusty, Max and his teammates.
The Mets thought last October was a fluke for Daniel Murphy. The Nationals knew better.
Murphy, who's hitting above .400 with power, signed with the Nationals this offseason, and boy, are the Mets regretting not retaining him.
Jordan Zimmermann gets standing ovation in return to Nationals Park
I'm not crying, you're crying.
Tomorrow's Game: Marlins vs Nationals - 7:05 PM
Probable Pitchers: Tom Koehler (2-3, 5.83 ERA) vs Gio Gonzalez (2-1, 2.19 ERA)