When Max Scherzer faces the Padres at Nationals Park on Saturday, he'll look to continue one of the most impressive streaks of his career.
Since June 1, the Nationals' right-hander has a 1.61 ERA, with 81 strikeouts and 13 walks in 61 1/3 innings, and over his last four starts, his ERA is 0.66 (two runs in 27 1/3 innings). The last time Scherzer (10-6, 2.94 ERA) faced the Padres, June 18 in San Diego, he allowed one run and struck out 10 in six innings.
Alex Putterman is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.