Over bettors sizing up Scherzer’s next start after no-hitter


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Max Scherzer is proving to be worth the $210 million that the Washington Nationals paid for him this offseason, as the pitcher tossed a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday. 

Scherzer was on the final out and flirting with a perfect game when pinch-hitter Jose Tabata got hit on the elbow to snap the bid. The ace did end the day soon after while registering 10 K’s in front of a sold-out Nationals Park.

However, going back to 1999, and excluding three collective no-no’s involving more than one pitcher (Houston 2003, Seattle 2012, Philadelphia 2014), starters making their first appearance since their no-hitter are 22-17-1 Over/Under – 55 percent Over.

Chris Heston shocked the world earlier this season as the rookie for the San Francisco Giants when he threw a no-hitter against the New York Mets. In the following game, Heston was pulled after five innings and gave up three runs, though the game did go under.

Max Scherzer, who has now thrown two consecutive complete games while allowing only one hit, is expected to be back on the mound Saturday when the Nationals host the Philadelphia Phillies.

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