Max Scherzer


NEW YORK — Take the Nationals' just-completed season on several individual merits, and the unknowing observer might well have assumed this team had cruised into the playoffs.


NEW YORK — Any no-hitter is special, even in this age when they seem to happen on a somewhat regular basis.


Max Scherzer threw his second no-hitter of the season on Saturday night and, just as he had in the first, came within one base runner of a perfect game.