By: Michael Ganci

Mad Max: Some Fine Memories from Milwaukee


Max Scherzer last started in Milwaukee on September 19, 2022, making his return from the Injured List. On that day, he pitched New York into the playoffs, helping the Mets clinch their first Postseason berth since 2016.

He threw 6.0 perfect innings, racking up nine strikeouts. The Mets won that contest, 7-2. It was Scherzer’s
200th career win.

The right-handed pitcher has appeared in seven games (six starts) at the home of the Crew and is 1-2 with a 2.31 ERA (10 ER/39.0 IP) with eight walks and 55 strikeouts. During his career, Scherzer is 3-3 with a 2.14 ERA (15 ER/63.0 IP) with 17 walks and 86 strikeouts in 11 games (10 starts) against Milwaukee.

Scherzer ranks tied for third all-time with 110 double-digit strikeout games in his career, two more than Pedro Martinez. His next 10+ K game will break a tie with Roger Clemens, who also had 110 in his career…He’ll then need over 100 more to catch the top two: Nolan Ryan (215) and Randy Johnson (212).

Here’s where Mad Max ranks in terms of the all-time strikeout list:

  1. Greg Maddux 3,371
  2. Phil Niekro 3,342
  3. Max Scherzer 3,199
  4. Justin Verlander 3,198
  5. Fergie Jenkins 3192
  6. Pedro Martinez 3,154
  7. Bob Gibson 3,117
  8. Curt Schilling 3,116
  9. CC Sabathia 3,093
  10. John Smoltz 3,084

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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