Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 4/18/13
The Emerald City was put on notice early on Wednesday night that a wind storm could be emanating from Safeco Field. Why? Felix Hernandez and Max Scherzer were about to lock horns in a strikeout festival that left bats flailing at pitches all night with very little solid contact associated to the efforts. Game 2 of the series between the visiting Detroit Tigers and the Seattle Mariners went 14 innings and involved 40 batters retired by strikeout, 3 runs, a very modest amount of solid contact, some solid defensive efforts by a couple of unsung Tigers (Brayan Pena and Omar Infante), and….did I mention a lot of strikeouts? The game went deep into the night with the Tigers finally prevailing 2-1. Max Scherzer is no stranger to whiffing hitters. In 2012 his K/9 surged over 11 on the campaign as Scherzer appeared to be harnessing the electric stuff he deals on a regular basis. Wednesday night he showed that he is more than just another common wingman for Justin Verlander. He is second-in-c...
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