While Scherzer didn’t factor into the decision, he still managed to pitch seven scoreless innings and the Mets ended up winning 3-2 in walk-off fashion.
Scherzer’s biggest success of the night was being able to strike out Aaron Judge three times.
Judge went 0-for-5 in the game.
MLB tweeted a video of Scherzer striking out Judge for the third time last night.
That came in the seventh inning with two on and two out, with Judge representing the go-ahead run.
— MLB (@MLB) July 28, 2022
Scherzer Dominates Judge
Scherzer seemed to have Judge’s number last night.
The Yankees slugger is on pace to win the American League MVP Award at the end of the season with the way he’s been hitting home runs.
Judge is hitting .292 and already has 38 home runs on the season.
He’s also driven in 82 runs and posted a 1.022 OPS.
Needless to say, Judge has been a tough out this year.
But that didn’t seem to be a problem for Scherzer as he carved his way through a vaunted Yankees lineup, striking out six over seven scoreless and allowing just five hits and two walks.
Scherzer was clearly up to the challenge and completely owned Judge last night.
It was power against power and Scherzer ultimately won the day.
Even for a guy like Scherzer, striking out Judge, let alone doing so three times, is a hard task.
But Scherzer passed the test with flying colors and made his presence felt in last night’s series finale.
For now, Scherzer owns Judge.