In his first start back from a brief stint on the injured list, New York Mets ace starting pitcher Max Scherzer was back on the mound this week. And his first start back in the rotation could not have gone better as Scherzer had a perfect game through six innings. But unfortunately, he didn’t get the chance to finish the game.
Despite throwing just 68 pitches – 47 of which were strikes – and facing the minimum number of batters, Scherzer was pulled after six innings as a precaution as he continues to work back into the fold after his injury.
It would have been understandable for Scherzer to be frustrated about the situation, given how well he was pitching, but he was surprisingly understanding.
Max Scherzer talks about coming out after 6 perfect innings:
"Wasn't going to have a chance to go out and complete it. You just got to take your victories where you can get them. For me that was throwing 6 innings tonight, getting to 68 pitches" pic.twitter.com/YFEmwO1zs1
— SNY (@SNYtv) September 20, 2022
“Wasn’t going to have a chance to go out and complete it,” Scherzer told the media after the game in a video shared by SNY. “You just got to take your victories where you can get them. For me that was throwing 6 innings tonight, getting to 68 pitches and executing with all my pitches.”
Ultimately, Scherzer can’t complain too much as he still got the win with the Mets beating the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2. But it still has to be a little bit disappointing.