Last night, the New York Mets suffered a major setback when their ace Max Sherger was forced to withdraw from his start against the St. Louis Cardinals.
With two on and two outs at the top of the sixth, Scherzer threw a 0-1 slider at Albert Pujols and immediately pointed to the dugout, calling the Mets’ medical team to say he could no longer go.
The Mets still won the final 11-4, but Sherza could not continue after feeling uncomfortable on his left side.
Mets insider Disha Thosar tweeted what Sherzar basically wanted to say about removing himself from the ballgame.
Sherzar: “I have never been injured in the left side before. So when I realized it, I just knew I couldn’t throw another pitch, so get out of there. “
Sherzer said he did not believe it was a big strain, or that he “tore it up.” zhe first felt pain on the left side during the sixth.
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This is a huge blow to the Mets, who already have Jacob without a degree.
But when Scherzer says he can’t continue, you know something is wrong.
Sherza is not a person who will give up easily even if he feels pain.
He is one of the toughest competitors of all baseball and pitch with a bulldog mentality.
So when he goes to the dugout and says he’s done, it means he’s done and there’s a problem for the Mets.
After the game, Sherzer said he did not believe it was a serious strain.
However, the Cardinals themselves had a similar problem with Jack Flaherty this past season, so Sherza is likely to miss some time.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post, but Scherzer knows best.
The Mets are now probably going to be without both Scherzer and deGrom.
It’s a huge push for their rotation, which has been the team’s ultimate strength this year.