Mets' Max Scherzer pulls himself out of game with apparent injury: 'I'm done'

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

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New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer talks to teammates during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York. 

New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer talks to teammates during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

“I’m done, I’m out,” Scherzer can be seen mouthing on the mound.

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

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

New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer reacts during St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols' at-bat during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York. 

New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer reacts during St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols’ at-bat during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Scherzer had struck out four batters and allowed two runs – one earned – on seven hits. The exact injury he suffered was unclear.

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.

New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer hands the ball to manager Buck Showalter during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York. 

New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer hands the ball to manager Buck Showalter during the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

New York placed Tylor Megill on the injured list earlier this week as well, adding to the Mets’ pitching woes.

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