3 Mets overreactions from the month of April

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April showers bring May flowers. This weekend, it forced the New York Mets to hand out some vouchers. Games in April are now over. We welcome May and hope to see brighter days ahead for this ball club.

Before we flip the calendar to the new month, let’s get a little nutty and overreact to what we saw in the first full month of the season. The games on the schedule in March can come along, too.

1) NY Mets overreaction: Max Scherzer is no longer an ace

What a weird year it has been for Max Scherzer. After four starts he’s 2-1 with a 3.72 ERA. Many pitchers would take this. Not Mad Max.

Scherzer needed some help on Opening Day to get the win against the Miami Marlins in what wasn’t a vintage outing by him. In his second start, the Milwaukee Brewers beat down the Mets in every way possible. It was as far from a typical Scherzer outing as anyone could script.

His third start included 5 shutout innings and only a single hit allowed versus the San Diego Padres. He was pushed back a few days prior to his next outing where he exited after 3 innings when he was tossed for having sticky fingers. 

It has been a wild ride for Scherzer. The overreactions have been plentiful and really come from the bad outing in Milwaukee. Finding the strike zone has been a bit of a problem for Scherzer in each outing with 2 or 3 walks in each. It’s far too early to overreact and claim he’s no longer ace material. Before bumping him down the depth chart, we’re going to wait to see how he does the next time out. We should have a well-rested veteran on the mound.