The Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer flirted with history tonight, taking a perfect game into the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies in his first start since his no-hitter.
Scherzer gave up a one-out double to Freddy Galvis, ending his chance at duplicating Johnny Vander Meer’s feat.
Vander Meer’s first was on Saturday, June 11, 1938, as he led the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 no-hit victory at Crosley Field over the Boston Bees (Braves). His second, 77 years ago tomorrow, came in the first night game at Ebbets Field. On Wednesday, June 15, 1938, he no-hit the Brooklyn Dodgers for a 6-0 win.