Max Scherzer New York Mets

Age: 38 (July 27, 1984) | 6' 3" | 208lbs. | Throws: Right Minors: p-33 ph-2
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
WAS NL 2018 18 7 0 0 33 33 220.1 150 23 51 300 2.53 0.91 0.95 2.1 12.3 .283 34/18/48 41 40
WAS NL 2019 11 7 0 0 27 27 172.0 144 18 33 243 2.93 1.03 1.09 1.7 12.7 .342 41/21/38 27 28
WAS NL 2020 5 4 0 0 12 12 67.0 70 10 23 92 3.76 1.39 1.44 3.1 12.4 .382 33/27/40 12 18
WAS NL 2021 8 4 0 0 19 19 111.0 71 18 28 147 2.76 0.89 1.01 2.3 11.9 .242 32/17/51 21 20
LAD NL 2021 7 0 0 0 11 11 68.0 48 5 8 89 1.99 0.82 0.88 1.1 11.8 .295 35/21/44 18 16
NYM NL 2022 11 5 0 0 23 23 145.0 108 13 24 173 2.30 0.91 0.96 1.5 10.7 .287 31/19/50 30 27
Career 15yrs 201 102 0 0 430 421 2678.0 2180 300 701 3193 3.12 1.08 1.11 2.4 10.7 .301 n/a
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Max Scherzer reacts to giving up a two-run home run to the Padres' Josh Bell in the first inning.
Max Scherzer reacts to giving up a two-run home run to the Padres’ Josh Bell in the first inning.
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The Padres celebrate in the first inning.
The Padres celebrate in the first inning. 
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Alex Patton Alex
Oct 8

New York Post:

The Mets’ desperate attempt to hold off the Braves in the NL East will continue without Max Scherzer.

The veteran right-hander is going on the IL after leaving his previous start Saturday with fatigue in his left oblique.

The Mets had hoped that Scherzer would make his start Friday and the 38-year-old initially believed he would avoid an IL stint, saying he was “hurt, not injured.”

“There’s nothing that’s sharp, that’s grabby,” Scherzer said Sunday. “It’s kind of just dull everywhere — it’s kind of everywhere except the oblique.”

Max Scherzer
Max Scherzer
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The Mets’ loss to the Pirates on Tuesday night, coupled with the Braves’ win over the A’s, put the teams in a tie for the first time on top of the NL East.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 7

John Heyman in today's Post:

The injury epidemic seems to be getting crazy, especially among pitchers, and especially in the minors. One NL exec says the training methods need to be revamped, and hinted that maybe the college coaches now in vogue need to adjust to pro ball.

Max Scherzer simply says he believes the issue is “bad mechanics.” Scherzer always was tagged as an injury risk, mostly due to a speck on his labrum that showed on MRI exams but never resulted in pain or any sort of symptom.

Incidentally, the two best interviews in New York baseball right now might be Scherzer and Gerrit Cole.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 2

37,790 watch the first game, 37,452 pay their way through the turnstiles (how many again? I'd love to know) for the second game, as the Mets sweep the Braves at home, 8-5 and 6-2. Mad Max tosses seven scoreless in the second to lower his ERA to 1.98.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 7

Rotoworld describes the game last night in Queens.

07.27: Max Scherzer scattered five hits over seven scoreless innings while taking a no-decision in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Yankees. (Scherzer
struck out six and walked two on the evening. Three of those strikeouts
came against Aaron Judge. He exited stage left holding a 2-0 lead, only
for the Yankees to immediately deny him of a winning decision when
Gleyber Torres whacked a two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning.
The Mets would eventually answer back with a walkoff RBI single by
Starling Marte in the bottom of the ninth.)

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 28

New York Post:

He touched 97 on the gun, he had only one troublesome inning, and he was in complete command. More to the point, he was ornery when he walked off the mound after six innings and 79 pitches, which means he was his old self. And he made it through his return to the big leagues unscathed.

Max Scherzer
Max Scherzer

“I was real impressed with his command as much as anything,” manager Buck Showalter said. “Hopefully it bodes well for the rest of the season. Max is going to be frustrated the team didn’t win the game, but he’s missed this, missed being on the field. I feel good for him.”

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 6

Max Scherzer had a 65-pitch rehab start in Binghamton.

Max Scherzer had a 65-pitch rehab start in Binghamton.
Gordon Donovan

Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer
Alex Patton Alex
Jun 22

Phil (Texpope) texted me while at the Mets game last night that Scherzer was being escorted off the mound by the trainer.  The Mets say it is a strain of his side, whatever that means.  But at least not his arm.

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
May 19

Stathead Spotlight

In his home debut for the New York Mets, Max Scherzer threw seven innings of ten strikeout, one-hit ball against the San Francisco Giants. It was the fifth game of 7+ IP, 10+ Ks and allowing one hit or fewer in his career. Since 1901, only Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson and Bob Feller have more such games in the NL or AL.

PlayerNo. of Games
Nolan Ryan19
Randy Johnson10
Bob Feller6
Justin Verlander5
Max Scherzer5
Sandy Koufax5
Clayton Kershaw5

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Alex Patton Alex
Apr 20

In The Athletic this morning...

By Andy McCullough  Mar 27, 2022 32  

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The first ace tagged out just past 2 p.m. on Sunday, before an adoring, appreciative crowd at Clover Park. Jacob deGrom accepted a round of applause and a slew of handshakes as he stalked off the mound and into the Mets dugout. Nine minutes later, the fans popped once more, rising to acknowledge the appearance of Max Scherzer as he bounded out of the dugout and climbed the mound. The second ace had tagged in.

For the penultimate weekend of this abbreviated spring training, Mets manager Buck Showalter presented the public with a miniaturized distillation of the hopes and dreams and fears of his club in 2022. Showalter divvied up the entirety of one day between his two star pitchers. DeGrom started Sunday’s game, as he will Opening Day. Scherzer finished it. The afternoon highlighted the duo’s outsized importance to the team’s playoff hopes. For this $278 million roster, so much hinges on the health of two arms...

Alex Patton Alex
Mar 28