Jun 21, 2015, 12:16 PM EDT
Max Scherzer walked into the Nationals clubhouse on Sunday morning just hours removed from his first no-hitter shaking hands with teammates and coaches. A team official brought the scorecard from Saturday’s game over and he signed it. Then, he met with reporters to share his thoughts now that his historic day had settled in.
“I didn’t get much sleep, but that’s from a good reason,” he said.
Scherzer got over 120 text messages from friends and family Saturday night and also got some from other players around the league.
“There were a lot of people that reached out. But it’s really cool when the other players from other teams reach out. Those are the ones that kind of almost mean the most, because it’s a sign of respect. And I really do appreciate all of the support from the rest of the league,” he said.
Scherzer spent Saturday night with his parents, Brad and Jan, who had the good fortune of flying in this weekend to watch him pitch. They had only seen one of his other starts this season and were originally planning to come to Washington for July 4. But a scheduling conflict convinced them to come for the Pirates series.
“This was the weekend that worked best and so they were able to come here. So it was great to be able to share last night with them as well,” Scherzer said.
It also just happened to be Father’s Day weekend.
“That’s what my dad wanted. He doesn’t want a tie. I gave him a no-hitter, so he was pretty happy,” he said.
Scherzer had a baseball from Saturday’s game in his locker with the word ‘no-hitter’ written in the middle. He said he will get the jersey he was wearing framed, as well.
It was a great day for Scherzer and it may still take a while for him to fully process what he was able to accomplish.
“It’s just something that you can’t describe,” he said. “I mean, I can’t believe it happened.”
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