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Scherzer lights-out in first Triple-A start

May 20, 2010, 10:10 PM EDT

scherzer headshot.jpgMax Scherzer was optioned to Triple-A Toledo last weekend after opening the season with a 1-4 record, a 7.29 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP through his first eight starts.  The demotion was understandable, given the Tigers’ presence near the top of the AL Central standings, but it looks like he won’t be in the minors for long.

According to Tom Gage of the Detroit News, Scherzer, 25, fired eight shutout innings Thursday in his first start for the Toledo MudHens, fanning 10 batters and allowing just one hit.  He threw 67 of his 103 pitches for strikes and topped out at 97 MPH with his fastball.

The Tigers obviously won’t rush Scherzer back because of the way he pitched over the regular season’s first six weeks.  But one or two more starts like tonight’s and he’ll be right back in Detroit.

  1. Evan - May 20, 2010 at 10:47 PM

    does he have 2 different color eyes?

  2. claudia - May 20, 2010 at 11:09 PM

    yes he does

  3. Neal Huntington - May 21, 2010 at 8:47 AM

    Maybe i should trade for this guy and make him wear a patch over one eye when he starts!! hmmm……that might sell some tickets!

  4. Jonny5 - May 21, 2010 at 9:36 AM

    I wonder if he’s part siberian husky? Seriously, that’s the first time I’ve ever seen a person with two totally different color eyes. Very cool….

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