Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer
Chalk up another milestone for Max Scherzer. The Nats ace whiffed Marlins rookie Austin Dean for his 300th strikeout. Scherzer becomes the 17th pitcher since 1900 to rack up 300 K's in a season, and the fifth since 2000, joining Randy Johnson, Curt Schilling, Clayton Kershaw, and Chris Sale. He's also a lock to lead his league in punchouts for a fourth straight season. In the divisional era, only Johnson and Nolan Ryan have done that.