Max Scherzer wrote his name into the Major League Baseball record books once again Wednesday night, as the Washington Nationals pitcher recorded just the fifth 20-strikeout game in MLB history in a victory over the Detroit Tigers.
Of course, Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Roger Clemens was the first pitcher ever to do so when he struck out 20 Seattle Mariners 30 years ago. By a matter of coincidence, The Rocket was at Fenway Park on Thursday for a Jimmy Fund charity event, so NESN cameras caught up with Clemens to discuss Scherzer’s performance.
“I think what’s most impressive is no walks,” Clemens told NESN. “… When you strike out 20, you’re doing something special.”
Check out the rest of what Clemens had to say, as seen on “Red Sox First Pitch,” in the video above.
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