Tigers starter Max Scherzer’s amazing season continued Monday night as his gem helped propel the Tigers to a 5-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles from Comerica Park.
However it wasn’t just another nice outing for Scherzer who this season has solidified himself as the No. 2 guy behind Justin Verlander.
After going 6 innings allowing 1 run on 7 hits while striking out 10, Scherzer earned his 10th win of the season becoming the first Tigers pitcher since 1909 to accomplish this feet.
Max Scherzer improves to 10-0 in Tigers' win over Orioles. Scherzer becomes 1st Detroit starter SINCE 1909 (!!) to accomplish the feat.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 18, 2013
But for Scherzer it isn’t just the wins, a stat in Major League Baseball that’s often way overvalued and very much misinterpreted. In 14 starts this season, the 28-year-old has a respectable 3.08 ERA but an incredible 0.91 WHIP, holding opposing batters to just a .189 batting average. In addition to this, Scherzer has also struck out 116 batters in 96.1 innings and allowed just 24 walks which puts him in the upper echelon of starting pitchers in the League.
At this point Scherzer may still have some work to do in the Cy Young chase (notably his ERA which is still somewhat high for a Cy Young candidate) but he may be a shoe-in for the American League starter in the All-Star Game.