Today’s District Daily has more on Max Scherzer‘s brilliant, 20-strikeout performance last night and the Washington Nationals’ fastest-rising prospect in the minors.
Good evening DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats news and opinions with some great Washington Nationals articles form around the web below.
In today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Alex Putterman discusses Max Scherzer’s historic, 20-strikeout performance last night. Scherzer broke the Nationals’ single-game strikeout record (which he himself set), and tied Roger Clemens and Randy Johnson for the most single-game strikouts in baseball history.
As Putterman notes, the Nationals were awed by Scherzer’s performance, but they weren’t surprised by what he did.
"“The first inning, I ran in and I said to [Jayson Werth], ‘That’s Max,'” Bryce Harper said. “That’s the guy that goes out there and competes and goes about it, and he’s an animal out there. He gets on the mound and goes. Those are the nights it’s fun to watch him pitch. Every time he goes out there, you never know what’s going to happen.”"
Also in today’s Daily, the Washington Post’s Chelsea Janes checks in on Nationals prospect Koda Glover. As Janes notes, Glover is one of the fastest rising propects in the Nationals’ farm system right now — he was drafted less than a year ago, started the season at High-A Potomac, and has already earned a promotion to Double-A Harrisburg.
The Nationals have plenty of young talents to be excited about in the minors. And while Glover still has a ways to go, he’s definitely someone to keep an eye on as he continues his rapid climb up the Nationals’ farm system.
Be sure to check out both articles below, they’re definitely worth a read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.
Nationals awed by Scherzer, but not surprised
WASHINGTON — As Max Scherzer‘s strikeout tally rose on Wednesday and the excitement at Nationals Park grew along with it, Nationals players found themselves reduced to awed spectators. By the eighth inning, when Scherzer reached 18 K’s, and then in the ninth, with the 19th and the MLB-record-tying 20th, they were as slack-jawed as everyone else.
“By then it’s just fun to sit there and watch,” fellow starting pitcher Joe Ross said after Scherzer led the Nats to a 3-2 win over the Tigers. “By then we’re not even talking on the bench, we’re just watching pitch by pitch, each at-bat.”
Scherzer struck out at least two batters in every inning, including three in the second, third and eighth, and several Nationals said they could tell essentially from the start that he was dialed in. Read full article here.
Emerging prospect Koda Glover settles in at Class AA Harrisburg
The pitching staff for the Class AA Harrisburg Senators is home to some of the Washington Nationals‘ most heralded pitching prospects. Lucas Giolito, the big right-handed prodigy, and Reynaldo Lopez, the more compact right-handed fireballer, are in the rotation. Left-hander Nick Lee, who is on the Nationals’ 40-man roster, and right-hander Wander Suero, both of whom appeared in big league spring training, are also pitching there.
One of the newest additions is a tall right-hander with a stern mound presence, 23-year-old Koda Glover, who has impressed members of the Nationals organization as much as any of the others. Drafted last June, Glover began the season at Class A Potomac. Two weeks ago, he moved up to the Senators. Read full article here.