"It's just been awesome," Scherzer said at Ryan Zimmerman's charity event Monday night. " ... Celebrating with your team after wins, that's the best. It's just fun to be a part of this team."
As a member of the Tigers, Scherzer won the American League counterpart for the award for the week ending June 24, 2013 -- the year he won the AL Cy Young Award.
In his last start Saturday afternoon, Scherzer was at his best, throwing the second no-hitter in Nationals history in a 6-0 win over the Pirates. He was an out away from a perfect game before he hit Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata with a pitch.
It didn't seem to matter for Scherzer that he didn't have the perfect game.
"Cloud nine," Scherzer said on Saturday. "When you can celebrate with your teammates on just a major accomplishment, there's nothing better."
After signing a seven-year, $210 million contract, Scherzer is clearly the ace of the Nationals pitching staff. He leads the team in almost every pitching category and is on a personal five-game hitting streak.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the Time. He also can be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.