The 37-year-old future Hall-of-Famer inked a three-year, $130 million contract with the Mets just days before the MLB lockout began.
Now that the lockout is done, we now have a chance to watch Scherzer go to work in his new uniform.
Returning to his native St. Louis on Monday night, Scherzer fired seven scoreless innings against the St. Louis Cardinals, the team he grew up cheering for.
He struck out 10 batters, walked just one, and allowed only two hits as the Mets took the series opener at Busch Stadium.
First in opponents' batting average.
First in hits per nine.
First in strikeouts.
— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) April 26, 2022
Mad Max Does It Again
Though Scherzer did not factor into the decision last night, he still gave the Mets everything he had, all while still carrying himself with that same fearsome mentality he has always pitched with.
He’s 3-0 in his four starts this season and has a microscopic ERA of 1.80.
Any injury concerns that may have been lingering from last season have seemingly been put to rest, as Scherzer showed just what kind of pitcher he is, even at 37.
The righty carved his way through a powerful St. Louis offense on Monday night, matching Cards’ starter Miles Mikolas pitch by pitch.
Scherzer is one of the last pitchers any team wants to face, even one with a powerful lineup like the Cardinals.
That’s because he just gets better with age.
The Mets got a good one this past offseason.
Here’s a guy that can dominate on any given night and give you a chance to win every time he’s out there.
He has been worth every penny the Mets spent on him thus far.