Max Scherzer Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 208 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 7/27/1984 (38)
Max Scherzer Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Max Scherzer News
New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer was able to throw a successful 30-pitch bullpen session on Sunday. He feels confident that he corrected a mechanical issue that plagued him in Game 1. The 38-year-old was tagged for seven runs during his start against the San Diego Padres on Friday. It was an awful outing, but it sounds like Scherzer will be better going forward. However, he won't be available for Sunday's must-win contest. He should be ready to face the Los Angeles Dodgers, assuming the Mets are able to advance.
New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer was not his typical self in Friday's Game 1 against the San Diego Padres. He allowed four home runs and seven runs altogether in just 4 2/3 innings while striking out four and walking none. The deficit was too much for the Mets to come back from, and Scherzer took the loss in the 7-1 contest. The veteran had a Cy Young-caliber regular season, pitching to a 2.29 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, 30.6% strikeout rate and 11-5 record, but he only made 23 starts. If the Mets can win back-to-back games to advance, Scherzer will get the ball early in the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, despite his blowup.
The New York Mets are planning to start right-hander Max Scherzer in Game 1 of the wild-card series against the San Diego Padres on Friday. And in their best scenario, they are contemplating a strategy to save Jacob deGrom for the National League Division Series if they advance. If the Mets win and don't face elimination on Saturday, they would use right-hander Chris Bassitt in Game 2. If they lose the opener, they would use deGrom in Game 2 to try to avoid elimination. If they win the opener and lose Game 2, deGrom would start Game 3 to attempt to advance. Scherzer and deGrom are both available on extra rest for the wild-card series. The good news is the Mets have two former Cy Young winners at their disposal, and they'll need them both if they advance past the Padres to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS.
New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer continues to provide elite production on the mound, showing no signs of slowing down. The 38-year-old was effective as ever last season for the National League East club, throwing 145.1 innings over the course of 23 starts and pitching to a 2.29 ERA, a 2.62 FIP, and 173 strikeouts. Not only did Scherzer once again provide strong strikeout numbers, but he also continued to limited walks. The veteran allowed just 24 walks. All told, his walk rate finished at 4.2% which ranked in the 96th percentile league-wide. The 2023 campaign was the seventh-straight full season in which Scherzer logged an ERA below the 3.00 mark. With the strikeout totals continuing to remain high paired with the veteran's ability to limit runs and base runners, Scherzer makes for an ideal option for fantasy managers who want to wait on starting pitching and select their first starter in the fourth or fifth round of drafts in 2023.