Max Scherzer, who in June came within an out of a perfect game and sandwiched that no-hitter with a one-hitter and five more perfect innings, no-hit the Mets tonight en route to becoming the first hurler since Nolan Ryan in 1973 to hold two teams hitless in the same regular season.

Scherzer’s only baserunner came via a Yunel Escobar error on a routine ground ball. He struck out 17, including nine in a row in the final three innings.

Photo credit: AP/Kathy Kmonicek

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