Max Scherzer injury update: Mets say star pitcher will miss 6-8 周

The Mets gave an update on Scherzer on Thursday afternoon during their matinee against the Cardinals.

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Max Scherzer of the New York Mets pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field on May 18, 2022, 在纽约市.

Max Scherzer of the New York Mets pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field on May 18, 2022, 在纽约市. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Max’s images showed a moderate to high grade internal oblique strain. A general timeline for an injury of this nature is 6-8 周,” 团队说.

Scherzer was in the middle of an at-bat in the sixth inning against Albert Pujols when he threw the ball low to the slugger. He then motioned to the Mets’ dugout that he was done for the night.

I’m done, 我出去了,” Scherzer can be seen mouthing on the mound.

METSMAX SCHERZER PULLS HIMSELF OUT OF GAME WITH APPARENT INJURY: ‘I’M DONE

New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer reacts during St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols' at-bat Wednesday, 可能 18, 2022, 在纽约.

New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer reacts during St. 路易·红雀队’ Albert Pujolsat-bat Wednesday, 可能 18, 2022, 在纽约. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mets fans gave him a standing ovation as he walked back into the dugout and then to the clubhouse.

The Mets were winning 6-2 in the top of the sixth when he was pulled from the game. Adam Ottavino relieved Scherzer and closed the door for the final out of the inning.

Scherzer had struck out four batters and allowed two runs – one earned – on seven hits. The Mets later said he was suffering from side discomfort.

He came into the game with a 2.66 ERA in seven starts along with 55 strikeouts. He had been the anchor on the pitching staff as Jacob deGrom recovers from his own injury issues.

Max Scherzer hands the ball to manager Buck Showalter during the sixth inning Wednesday, 可能 18, 2022, 在纽约.

Max Scherzer hands the ball to manager Buck Showalter during the sixth inning Wednesday, 可能 18, 2022, 在纽约. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Mets manager Buck Showalter said Scherzer’s injury presents an opportunity for other guys to step up.

The perfect world is you’re self-sustaining with your own people,” 他说, 通过 MLB.com. “There’s another opportunity for somebody to step up. And I think it creates good morale in the organization when Tylor Megill and (大卫) Peterson… think that we’re going to look within first, before we start coveting somebody else’s players. We’d like to have the answers be here.

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