MLB Performances of the Week: June 21

Randal Grichuck/MLB Photo

Randal Grichuk/MLB Photo

Max Scherzer/MLB Photo

Max Scherzer/MLB Photo

The top performances in Major League Baseball this week were by Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals and Randal Grichuk of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Scherzer became the second pitcher this season to toss a no-hitter when he was nearly perfect in a 6-0 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, June 20.

The right-hander was one out away from a perfect game when he hit Jose Tabata. He finished the contest one batter later. He threw 106 pitches and had 10 strikeouts.

Saturday’s effort for Scherzer followed a 4-0 one-hit victory at Milwaukee on Sunday, June 14. He had 16 strikeouts against the Brewers, while allowing one walk. This season, Scherzer is 8-5 with a 1.76 ERA.

Grichuk led the Cardinals to a 10-1 win in Philadelphia on Saturday, June 20. The outfielder was 3-for-5 with a pair of homers and a double, while knocking in four runs..

In 2015, Grichuk is batting .285 with six home runs and 18 RBI.

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