In just the last year, Max Scherzer has thrown four of the greatest games ever pitched:
1. A 16-K one-hitter.
2. A no-hitter that would have been a perfect game except for a hit-batsman (the 27th batter, no less).
3. A 17-strikeout no-hitter that would have been a perfect game except for an error by shortstop Yunel Escobar.
4. Wednesday’s 20-strikeout game.
Insane. And yet, somehow, Max Scherzer is not the best pitcher in baseball. He’s not the second-best pitcher. He might be the third-best, but there are five or six others who could make the argument. How is this possible? Well, when Scherzer’s good …