Trevor Bauer did not have no-hitter stuff, but he had shutout stuff. Max Scherzer on the other hand went into the 7th inning with great stuff, and had some great defense behind him until a Lindor single broke up the no-hitter. With Lindor on 1st base, Scherzer tried to pick him off and threw an errant pick-off throw and Lindor scampered to 3rd base and eventually scored.
The Nationals couldn’t piece together consecutive hits, and the only Nats run scored was a Jayson Werth home run off of Andrew Miller. Ben Revere had a double and a single off of Bauer and was only one of three Nats players who had faced Bauer before.
Max Scherzer notched his 200th strikeout tonight which he has done now 5 years in a row. That meant little to Scherzer who could not finish off the game.
“Murph has no shot at catching that ball,” Max Scherzer said about his errant pick-off throw. “That’s something that can’t happen. I have to be in control of that. I can’t throw the ball away. It’s just something that I messed up, and that cost me the game.”
The final score was 3-1.
— #Statcast (@statcast) August 10, 2016