It is times like these where we are reminded that all good things must come to an end. That is what happened last night to Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer, his win streak was ended and he took his first loss of the 2013 MLB season.
Scherzer was man-handled by the Rangers hitters in last nights start. He gave up 8 hits and 4 earned runs before exiting the game after 6 innings pitched. He threw 122 pitches trying to preserve his win streak and 88 of them were for strikes.
Scherzer walked 2 and struck out 6 and gave up one home run in the game. Some say that Max Scherzer isn’t a 13-0 pitcher, I say he was because his record reflects that. He accomplished something that hasn’t been done in 27 years.
It was 1986 the last time a major league pitcher started the season at 13-0. Scherzer deserves a big congratulations for doing something that hasn’t been done in almost 3 decades of baseball. He got to 13-0 and almost took a loss in Cleveland in his last start but managed to keep the win streak alive.
The Tigers would lose last nights game to the Rangers 7-1. Detroit is in first place in the A.L. Central by a game and a half and are having a great season thus far. Detroit’s only run in last nights game came off a Hernan Perez single that drove in Jhonny Peralta in the 4th.
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