At one point this season, the New York Mets looked to be cruising towards the playoffs with a comfortable first-place lead, an explosive offense, and one of the best pitching rotations in baseball. Now, the Mets are no longer in first place, the hitters have suddenly gone cold, and the team got hit with some bad injury news from ace pitcher Max Scherzer.
News: Max Scherzer is going on the injured list. He won't start Friday.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 7, 2022
This news comes after Scherzer left his previous start against the Washington Nationals after just five innings with fatigue in his left oblique. While the Mets originally hoped their ace had avoided any serious injury with Scherzer saying “I’m hurt, not injured,” according to the New York Post, it appears that is not actually the case.
The news is yet another blow to a Mets fanbase that is all too familiar with late-season collapses and letdowns, and as a result, the Major League Baseball work had plenty to say in response to Scherzer’s unfortunate injury update.
The calendar turned to September, so the Mets are slumping and are no longer in 1st place. The bats have gone cold. And now Scherzer is headed to the IL.
— Eric Italiano (@ericitaIiano) September 7, 2022
Panic City: The Return https://t.co/WtvBDFRHVw
— Matt Kardos (@mattkardos) September 7, 2022
(They're going to Mets this thing right up, been knew) https://t.co/YaYkNVnRS9
— Brenden Schaeffer (@bschaeffer12) September 7, 2022
nobody speak to me today honestly https://t.co/RyNuhfDRWO
— victoria edel (@victoriaedel) September 7, 2022
Well, the race for the NL East is going to be wild down the stretch. https://t.co/mNHtHSigXI
— Brandon Wile (@Brandon_N_Wile) September 7, 2022
— Dr Keeneland Dan (@fatbaldguyracin) September 7, 2022
This is the end of the Mets season
Was a nice run https://t.co/DLkrJvbW8B
— Nathaniel E. Baker (@natbaker) September 7, 2022
— Cady Stanton (@cady_stanton) September 7, 2022
While the Mets still have a strong chance of winning the NL East over the Atlanta Braves, things are certainly not trending in their direction the past few weeks.