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Washington Nationals' Jordan Zimmermann, right, douses starting pitcher Max Scherzer with chocolate syrup as Scherzer hugs pitching coach Steve McCatty, left, after Scherzer's no-hitter baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park, Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 6-0. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer reacts to being doused with chocolate syrup by teammates Sunday after pitching a one-hitter in a 4-0 win at Milwaukee. (Associated Press)

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Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer struck out a Nationals-record 16 and threw a one-hitter in a 4-0 win at Milwaukee on Sunday. Scherzer lost the perfect game on a broken-bat, bloop single in the seventh inning by Carlos Gomez that fell just inches beyond the outstretched glove of second baseman Anthony Rendon. (Associaied Press)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park, Friday, May 22, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws to a San Diego Padres batter during the second inning in a baseball game Saturday, May 16, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer delivers a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Missouri pitcher Max Scherzer throws to Arizona in the first inning at the NCAA baseball regionals play-offs in Fullerton, Calif, on Friday, June 3, 2005. (AP Photo/Francis Specker)

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Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams, left, stands with pitcher Max Scherzer during an introductory news conference at Nationals Park, on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, in Washington. Scherzer signed a $210 million, seven- year contract to join the Nationals. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer works in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer works in the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) **FILE**

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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws in the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Mets, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer throws during a live batting practice session at a spring training baseball workout, Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg tosses the ball in his hand before throwing to teammate Max Scherzer, rear, during a spring training baseball workout, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Viera, Fla. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2015, file photo, Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer smiles during an introductory news conference at Nationals Park, in Washington. While much of the Northeast and Midwest navigates bitter cold and piles of snow, spring training begins in earnest this week when pitchers and catchers file into camps in Florida and Arizona. The Nationals strengthened their already solid rotation by signing free agent Scherzer to a $210 million, seven-year contract. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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FILE - These are recent file photos showing baseball pitchers, from left, then-Detroit Tigers' Max Scherzer, Masahiro Tanaka, Jason Verlander and Barry Zito. Max Scherzer and Jon Lester report to spring training with new teams next week, swelling the $100 million pitcher club to 16 members. (AP Photo/File)

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Sports agent Scott Boras (second from right) once predicted players would want to play in D.C. Boras has made several deals with Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo (second from left), including pitcher Stephen Strasburg (right), and Max Scherzer. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2014, file photo, Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer delivers a pitch against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader in Chicago. In a surprising move to upgrade an already imposing rotation, the Washington Nationals agreed to a seven-year contract with 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no deal had been announced. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game 1 of baseball's AL Division Series in Baltimore, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the first inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians, Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws against the Seattle Mariners in the fith inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)