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The ace of the New York Mets rotation, Max Scherzer, returned to his usual domain on the rival offense and this Monday he handcuffed the San Diego Padres so that his team achieved a 5-0 victory.
Scherzer (2-1) was able to bounce back from his last rocky outing, allowing three straight home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers, and with five solid innings where he allowed one hit and six prescribed strikeouts, he led the victory.
Along with the performance of the right-hander, the reliever also had a leading role by keeping zero throughout the commitment and allowing just one more hit in the four innings of action that saw John Curtiss, Drew Smith, David Robertson and Adam Ottavino.
Regarding Scherzer’s role, the pitcher was interviewed by SNY at the end of the game, leaving between the lines that he was not the worst against Brewers and he is not the best for his role against San Diego either.
“I am not broken. He wasn’t broke after that start in Milwaukee. I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel, I just had to fine-tune a few things,” he expressed.
The Mets bats also woke up with three doubles by Francisco Lindor, Jeff McNeil and Mark Canha, enough to drive in four of the five runs.
In this way the Metropolitans get their sixth victory of the campaign and leave their record at six wins and five losses to rank second in the East Division in the National League.