Washington Nationals righty Max Scherzer struck out 20 Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, which tied the major league record for a nine-inning game and put him in an exclusive club with Randy Johnson, Kerry Wood and Roger Clemens (who recorded 20 K's twice).
Wood chimed in on Twitter shortly after the game, while Clemens offered his comments to St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Jose de Jesus Ortiz.
"Haven't seen it, but fantastic," Roger Clemens said of Max Scherzer's gem.— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) May 12, 2016
"He has good stuff, so I'm sure (Max Scherzer's) ball was moving and exploding in the upper part of the strike zone," Roger Clemens said.— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) May 12, 2016
Scherzer later replied to Wood's tweet.
Thanks man! I loved watching ur game as a kid dreaming of doing the same. It's crazy to me we now share that feat https://t.co/hZoSgzU1el— Max Scherzer (@Max_Scherzer) May 12, 2016
Scherzer's achievement brought out plenty of other reaction on Twitter:
20 strikeouts for Max. I think I had that many all last year. Wow. Fun to watch.— Logan Bawcom (@LoganBawcom) May 12, 2016
All the tears still rollin' from the Caps fans were wiped away by Max Scherzer.#Nats— Dianna Marie Russini (@diannaESPN) May 12, 2016
Max Scherzer strikes out 20! Go Nationals!!— Bill Nye (@BillNye) May 12, 2016