On Wednesday, New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer pulled himself during the game against the Cardinals with an injury.
Cy Young-winning pitcher Max Scherzer had to leave Wednesday night’s game against the Cardinals with an injury as he pulled himself midway through an at-bat.
After throwing a pitch, he started waving his hand across his throat like he was done and couldn’t go any longer, which is never a good sign.
Scherzer looked to the bench shaking his head no, and said he was done. The training staff quickly got to the mound, and after a brief discussion, and a change was made.
This situation came after he threw a lazy slider, and it appears Scherzer felt something that told him to stop.
Max Scherzer injury: How long will Mets keep him out?
While he didn’t appear to be in any serious pain, something concerned Scherzer enough to pull himself from the game.
After the game, Scherzer was asked about his injury, and he hopes he avoided a major blow.
“Just felt a zing in my left side and just knew I was done,” Scherzer said. “I don’t think this is a major strain… hopefully I got out of there quick enough to prevent a major injury here.”
As of now, the injury prognosis is unknown as Scherzer needs further diagnosis from New York’s medical team. We’ll have more information when it becomes available. This all comes after the Mets signed Scherzer to a record contract this offseason.
With Jacob deGrom already out, any long-term injury to Scherzer could force the Mets to make a trade for another starting pitcher. New York has one of the best records in baseball at 25-14.
They came in at the No. 2 spot in this week’s MLB Power Rankings. Any ailment to Scherzer would surely impact that position.