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Max Scherzer pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing nine hits and four earned runs Saturday. He struck out four Braves and tallied his fifth loss of the season.
Scherzer has a 2.29 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, .207 BAA, and a 10.71 K/9 ratio in 23 starts this season. It is unlikely that Scherzer makes another start during the regular season.
Max Scherzer allowed one run on four hits and a walk over six innings on Sunday against the A's. He struck out seven and earned the win, moving to 11-4.
Scherzer was supposed to be capped at around 90 pitches, so his six-inning outing worked perfectly. He was staked to a huge lead so he was able to be aggressive and pitch to contact a bit, leading to a lower whiff percentage than usual. He's now at a 2.13 ERA and 0.88 WHIP, and will try to lead the Mets to an NL East crown when he takes on the Braves next weekend.
Max Scherzer struck out nine over six perfect innings on Monday against the Brewers. He earned the win, moving to 10-4.
Scherzer answered any questions and then some on Monday in his return from the IL, generating 15 whiffs on just 68 pitches. His velocity was up over a mile per hour and he showed no ill effects from his oblique injury. Scherzer likely lines up for two more starts against the A's and Braves, and should obviously be kept locked in your lineup going forward. For next season, expect him to miss some time as he did this year, but continue to value him as a top-10 starter.
Max Scherzer (oblique) has been activated from the 15-day IL and will start Monday against the Brewers.
Manager Buck Showalter added that Scherzer won't be going "real deep" in Monday's game. He threw 59 pitches in his last rehab start, so somewhere in the 70-80 range seems likely. Scherzer owns a .265 career xwOBA against the current Brewers roster.
Max Scherzer is making a rehab start Wednesday with the Triple-A Syracuse Mets.
Scherzer was placed on the IL on September 7th with a left oblique injury. Since the move is retroactive to September 4th, the Mets are hopeful that he can return on September 19th. If everything goes well Wednesday night, Scherzer could be activated after the minimum 15 days and rejoin the Mets' rotation.