The National Football League (NFL) fully returned Sunday afternoon but Major League Baseball still found a way to brake through the noise and make some headlines. Below are three top stories from Sunday, September 12, 2021.
Los Angeles Dodger starting pitcher has been out of this world since being traded from the Washington Nationals. Since being acquired by L.A., Scherzer is 6-1 with a 0.88 ERA (5 ER/51 IP) and a 14.4 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 8 starts.
Sunday, Max Scherzer became just the 19th pitcher in Major League Baseball history to reach 3,000 career strikeouts. His 3,000 strikeout came in the fifth inning against Eric Hosmer in an 8-0 win over the San Diego Padres.
He needs just 10 more strikeouts to pass up Justin Verlander for 18th. Verlander sits at 3,013.
Saturday, New York City was united and hugging it out before a September 11 game and a day later the Mets and Yankees were ready to duke it out.
Francisco Lindor launched three home runs on Sunday. His second inning home run gave the Mets the lead, his sixth inning extend the lead and caused controversy, and his third and final home run gave the Mets the lead for good. Some call it the game that “Lindor became a Met.” Mets win the game 7-6 and the weekend series two games to one.
Kris Bryant returned to Wrigley Field this weekend. Bryant’s new team swept his old team in the three game series but it was far from the top Cubs story of the weekend. Bryant spent much of the weekend thanking fans and shared a “Thank you Chicago” video
For more on his return, read “Story of the Night- Kris Bryant Returns to Wrigley Field” here.