Dream NY Mets starting rotation #2 starter: Max Scherzer
Max Scherzer's first season in Flushing after signing his monster three-year $130 million dollar deal couldn't have gotten off to much of a better start. Even with his two stints on the IL because of a bad oblique, Scherzer had a 2.13 ERA in his first 22 starts. He was absolutely dominant pretty much every time he took the ball.
In his final regular-season start in Atlanta, Scherzer allowed four runs including two home runs in 5.2 innings pitched. He was handed a lead before he took the mound and he lost the game.
In his Mets playoff debut, he was handed the ball in Game 1 against the Padres. He allowed seven runs including four home runs in 4.2 innings pitched. He pitched in two of the biggest games the Mets have had in years and folded under pressure.
Scherzer still did have a fantastic season and is the best number-two starter in the game. Hopefully, at age 38 he can find a way to stay healthy and give the Mets better moments in October.