Max Scherzer, New York Mets Starting Pitcher, out for 6-8 weeks

 | May 20, 2022


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Oblique strain will keep the 5-1 pitcher away from the mound for a considerable time.

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Bad news for the New York Mets as SP Max Scherzer will be out for 6 to 8 weeks. He's suffered a  "moderate to high grade" oblique strain, during Wednesday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Scherzer actually removed himself from the game with two outs in the sixth inning after feeling soreness in his left side. He did so with hopes of preventing a potentially more serious injury.

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

Scherzer is a three-time Cy Young Award winner and threw 61 strikes out of 87 pitches during Wednesday's game. When he left the game, the score was 6-2 and the Mets had the lead. The final score was 11-4 in favor of the Mets and Scherzer was accredited with the win. 

This win brought Scherzer's record to 5-1 with an incredible 2.54 ERA. Unfortunately, he won't be able to improve on this record for some time. This is Scherzer's first season with the Mets after signing a three-year $130m contract during the recent offseason.

Buck Showalter, the New York Mets manager, said that Scherzer was dealing with blisters on his pitching hand. 

Showalter stated: "That's one of the reasons he was really struggling with his breaking ball and couldn't command it. Because he was trying to keep that from ripping open again."

David Peterson from the Triple-A Syracuse team is likely to be called up to replace Scherzer during his time away.

Showalter said: "It's a great opportunity for guys that we're talking about bringing in here. Got some guys that will meet us in Denver and try to hold fort."

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Ricky Gray

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