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On April 29, 2008, Scherzer made his MLB debut against the Houston Astros when he came on in relief and threw 4 1/3 perfect innings, while striking out seven. While doing so he also set the record for the number of consecutive batters retired (13) for a pitcher making his MLB debut as a reliever. The previous record was 12 set in 1962 by the Dodgers' Pete Richert. The seven strikeouts were one short of the major-league record for most in a debut relief appearance. The Pirates' Barry Jones had eight on April 20, 1986.
His Fastball was topping out at 98mph!