Next up for Max Scherzer? Two guys you probably never heard of.

After a win that got away in Baltimore, Scherzer improved his record to 8-0 on Thursday by limiting the Tampa Bay Rays to one run in seven innings of the Tigers’ 5-2 victory.

With the win — aided and abetted by Victor Martinez’s fourth home run and three RBIs — Scherzer matched Jeremy Bonderman’s 8-0 start of 2007.

Who’s out there beyond Bondo?

At 9-0, former Tigers George Uhle and Vern Kennedy are — and if you want to throw in an asterisk, so is Doyle Alexander.

But here is the timeline: The Tigers haven’t had a pitcher in 75 years do what Scherzer could in his next start.

That’s how long it’s been since they had a starter go 9-0 at the start of a season.

Uhle, who won 103 more games for Cleveland than for Detroit, went 9-0 to start the 1929 season for the Tigers. Nicknamed “The Bull,” he wasn’t the strikeout pitcher Scherzer is, but he was efficient in getting hitters out.

Nine starts into the season, Uhle had a 1.86 earned-run average.

The most recent Tiger to go 9-0, Kennedy, matched Uhle in 1938, his only full season as a Tigers’ starter.

A former 21-game winner for the White Sox, the rest of the 1938 season didn’t go as well as its beginning for Kennedy. He finished with a 12-9 record and was dealt to the St. Louis Browns in a 10-player trade the next season.

As for the asterisk, Alexander didn’t begin the 1987 season with the Tigers, but he began his Tigers’ career by going 9-0 to end that season in attention-getting fashion.

Can Scherzer add his name to the list? If he wins his next decision he will, and with the kind of dominant streaks he’s reeling off, you have to like his chances.

Against the Rays, Scherzer allowed one run on four hits in seven innings while striking out nine. It marked the third time in his last four starts Scherzer has allowed only one run.

He has not pitched a shutout this season, but he has limited the opposing team to one earned run six times in 12 starts.