Max Scherzer Exemplifies Leadership With Latest Badass Quote

Pitcher Max Scherzer exemplified leadership with his latest badass quote.
Pitcher Max Scherzer exemplified leadership with his latest badass quote. / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets went all in on signing Max Scherzer this past offseason knowing he has been one of the best pitchers in the game during his MLB career. His impact has been felt not only on the mound, but in the locker room as well. Scherzer's latest badass quote exemplifies this leadership.

New York Mets News

Scherzer dominated in what was the Mets' biggest game of the season on Monday night. He pitched seven innings of one-run ball and struck out nine Atlanta Braves hitters. When the Truist Park crowd was at its loudest in Scherzer's final frame, the veteran fed off of the energy to deliver a nasty cutter.

“That’s just what I’ll continue to communicate and be a leader on this. Just kind of tell guys, like: ‘Hey, play off the adrenaline. Don’t shy away from it. Bring it on.’ This is what you play the game for. You want to be in these situations. You want to be facing the best teams in the league. You want to be in races. You got to rise to the occasion and match it.”

Max Scherzer

The adrenaline Scherzer mentions was seen when he adamantly slapped the dugout railing after Luis Guillorme hit a home run in eighth inning to strengthen the Mets lead. His mindset is one teammates are starting to take on themselves and it is resulting in wins. Not just wins, but wins during the biggest of games. It's that playoff and big-game experience that is vital for New York's run at a World Series.

The 37-year-old hasn't missed a beat since returning from an oblique injury last week. Scherzer has allowed just one run on six hits across 13.0 innings of work (20 strikeouts, 0 walks). He'll watch starter David Peterson attempt to grab his sixth win of the season in a crucial Tuesday night matchup.

The Mets have odds set at +700 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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