The New York Mets are in a pickle when it comes to ace right-hander Max Scherzer, who is dealing with left side fatigue. Amid concerns of an injury, here are the three courses of action the Mets are currently mulling regarding Scherzer, as reported by Tim Healey of Newsday Sports.
Mets manager Buck Showalter told reporters that the Mets will make a decision on Max Scherzer on Wednesday. New York has three options on the table: have Scherzer take the mound on Friday against the Miami Marlins, have Scherzer ‘s scheduled start pushed back a couple days, or have the ace righty miss his turn through the rotation entirely.
The three-time Cy Young award winner left Saturday’s contest against his former team, the Washington Nationals, after throwing 67 pitches in five innings of work. Scherzer walked off the mound with pitching coach Jeremy Hefner and a team trainer.