2 Mets giving us hope, 2 others making us depressed
NY Mets pitcher Max Scherzer is making us depressed
I never thought I would talk about Max Scherzer in a negative way like this, but as of now, I have no choice. The Mets ace got lit up in Milwaukee as he only pitched 5.1 innings giving up 5 ER and 3 HR in the 9-0 blowout loss. After an outing like this, some wonder, should we worry about Max? Is he washed, and is his age catching up to him? While I don't believe that's the case, he has had a bad start to the season and needs to turn it around quickly.
Scherzer had a good first year with the Mets; he went 11-5 last year with a 2.29 ERA. He also had a couple of stints on the IL, but the final and most frustrating image of him last year was game 1 of the Wild Card series against the San Diego Padres. He gave up 7 ER over 4.2 IP, and it looks like he has started right where he left off, unfortunately, this year.
With co-ace Justin Verlander on the shelf for the time being, Max needs to carry this rotation. So far, Max is 1-1 with a 6.35 ERA, which is not what fans expected from him. Look, he's human and bad starts will happen, and I fully believe he will turn it around. But, he is held to a different standard than most pitchers in baseball and especially by Mets fans.