Max Scherzer Has Strong Words for Early-Season Doubters

Max Scherzer has some words for his critics.
Max Scherzer has some words for his critics. / Associated Press

The beginning of Max Scherzer's 2023 season didn't exactly go as hoped. This was highlighted by getting shelled in his second start of the season against the Milwaukee Brewers for five earned runs in 5.1 innigs pitched.

On Monday, though, Scherzer rebounded in his third outing, pitching five shutout innings against the star-studded San Diego Padres lineup. After the game, the veteran starter had some words for his critics.

"I'm not broken. I wasn't broken after the Milwaukee start. I didn't have to reinvent the wheel. I just had to fine-tune some things."

Max Scherzer

It's highly doubtful anyone within the Mets clubhouse was worried about Scherzer's last start, but he is getting older and he did have some injury problems last year. As the ace of the staff, any start that bad will draw some level of concern from the fans and media.

It's clear Scherzer is back and track and is comfortable where he is with his game right now. That's the best news the Mets can hope for.

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