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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Mets pull Max Scherzer after 6 perfect innings in his return from injured list

The New York Mets starter returned to the mound Monday after a brief stint on the injured list with an oblique injury. He proceeded to pitch six perfect innings against the Milwaukee Brewers in a tidy 68 pitches.

Alas, history was not in the cards for the three-time Cy Young winner. Manager Buck Showalter pulled him after the sixth, presumably not wanting to extend Scherzer fresh off a trip to the injured list. The Mets led 5-0 when Scherzer left the game.

Were it not for his recent injury, Scherzer’s night on an otherwise low pitch count looked like a prime candidate to secure the 24th perfect game in MLB history. Scherzer didn’t appear to be upset with the decision when his night was done.

The Mets are in a battle with the Atlanta Braves for the NL East title and have their sights set on a World Series championship. Keeping Scherzer and fellow Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom healthy is a big part of both goals. And at 38 years old, Scherzer certainly values prioritizing his health. But a missed opportunity at a perfect game surely stings nonetheless.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 20, 2022 at 12:13 PM | 69 comment(s)
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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

‘Bring it on’: Scherzer leads statement win vs. Braves

The lone blight on Max Scherzer’s evening was still in the recent past on Monday when Eddie Rosario stepped to the plate with two outs in seventh. Standing on second base was Marcell Ozuna, who represented the tying run. Back in the dugout was Austin Riley, who had homered off Scherzer moments earlier. All around the Mets’ ace, a sold-out Truist Park crowd thundered as loudly as it could.

Scherzer ignored it and went to work, jumping ahead of Rosario in the count. He wasted an 0-2 pitch and then came back with his silencer: an 88-mph cutter that caused Rosario to fly open and swing wildly at the baseball. When Rosario did, Scherzer whirled and slammed his fist toward the ground, letting out an audible roar of emotion.

He knew how important this game was, not just in the standings but for his ascending club’s psyche. He understood how significant it would be for the Mets to complete what became a 4-1 win over the Braves.

“This is what you play the game for,” Scherzer said. “You want to be in these situations. You want to be facing the best teams in the league. You want to be in races. You’ve got to rise to the occasion and match it.”

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 12, 2022 at 08:45 AM | 14 comment(s)
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Saturday, July 02, 2022

Max Scherzer takes generosity to the max with Double-A teammates | FOX Sports

But Wednesday night, after the Rumble Ponies’ 8-3 victory in Connecticut over the Hartford Yard Goats, Mad Max went above and beyond. According to those familiar, Scherzer, who has earned more than $250 million in his career, shelled out big cash for a locker room feast that included bone-in ribeye, filet mignon and lobster. Whereas a normal postgame dinner would be limited to just one folding table, Chateau Scherzer was a three-to-four folding table situation. The approximate dollar figure tossed around the clubhouse was upward of $7,000.

“They’re eating well tonight,” Scherzer said to the media after his start.

jimfurtado Posted: July 02, 2022 at 09:52 AM | 4 comment(s)
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Max Scherzer takes generosity to the max with Double-A teammates | FOX Sports

But Wednesday night, after the Rumble Ponies’ 8-3 victory in Connecticut over the Hartford Yard Goats, Mad Max went above and beyond. According to those familiar, Scherzer, who has earned more than $250 million in his career, shelled out big cash for a locker room feast that included bone-in ribeye, filet mignon and lobster. Whereas a normal postgame dinner would be limited to just one folding table, Chateau Scherzer was a three-to-four folding table situation. The approximate dollar figure tossed around the clubhouse was upward of $7,000.

“They’re eating well tonight,” Scherzer said to the media after his start.

jimfurtado Posted: July 02, 2022 at 09:52 AM | 21 comment(s)
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Thursday, May 19, 2022

New York Mets’ Max Scherzer out 6-8 weeks with oblique strain

New York Mets right-hander Max Scherzer is expected to miss six to eight weeks after suffering a “moderate to high grade” oblique strain during Wednesday night’s start against the St. Louis Cardinals, the team announced Thursday.

Scherzer removed himself from the game with two outs in the sixth inning after feeling soreness on his left side with the hope of preventing a more serious injury.

“Just felt a zing on my left side and just knew I was done,” Scherzer said Wednesday. “When I felt it, I just knew there’s no way you can throw another pitch, so just get out of there.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 19, 2022 at 04:20 PM | 18 comment(s)
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