Former Missouri Tiger pitcher Max Scherzer made a major league debut good enough for the record books. Scherzer, just called up by the Arizona Diamondbacks retired all 13 Houston batters he faced in Arizona’s 6-4 loss to Houston.
In the process, he struck out seven Astros, the most by a Diamondback pitching in his first big league game. Scherzer was hitting the radar at 98 mph.
Scherzer was a first round pick for the D-backs in 2006.