The Los Angeles Dodgers got the biggest win of the trade deadline. Not only did they land Max Scherzer from the Washington Nationals but more importantly, they stopped him from joining the San Diego Padres.
Scherzer has been one of the most dominant and efficient pitchers in the world since entering the league, and he's been flawless since moving to the West Coast. Now, the Dodgers are tied with the Giants at the top of the NL West.
Mad Max's presence has given the Dodgers another ace to boost their already impressive rotation -- like they needed another star on their roster. And notably, he's on the verge of making history and taking down one of Randy Johnson's craziest records.
Dodgers News: Max Scherzer Is On The Verge Of Breaking One Of Randy Johnson's Records
"Max Scherzer has 36 games with 9+ Ks and 0 BB. That's tied for the 2nd-most in AL/NL history with Clayton Kershaw. He only trails Randy Johnson, who had 41," reported MLB Stats and Info.
Scherzer has been lights out recently. The team is 6-0 in his starts and he's posted a 1.29 ERA, holding his rivals to a .172 batting average. Moreover, he's struck out 50 hitters in 35.0 innings and has 3 games of 9+ Ks and 0 walks throughout the season.
Even if Scherzer doesn't come back next season as a free agent. It's clear that the Dodgers made the right move to boost their chances and defend their crown as reigning World Series champions. He's just a bad man.
Also, with all the injuries they've dealt with in the starting rotation, the uncertainty about Trevor Bauer's future, and the struggles of their bullpen; Dave Roberts will be thrilled to know that he can always rely on one of the greatest pitchers of his generation.
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