He threw a pitch to Albert Pujols on May 18, then motioned towards the Mets dugout, signaling that he could not continue to pitch that night.
He’s been out ever since, but he’s been rehabbing down at Double-A Binghamton.
Scherzer had his most recent rehab start yesterday, and after he was done pitching, he had quite a hilarious quote about his rehab journey, as seen in the tweet below, courtesy of Mets insider Deesha Thosar.
Max Scherzer, following his rehab start for Double-A Binghamton, tells reporters: "I want to be in the big leagues, not be a Rumble Pony."
— Deesha (@DeeshaThosar) June 22, 2022
Mad Max Is Ready
You can just tell that Scherzer is itching to get back on the mound and pitch at the big-league level again.
He doesn’t want to mess around anymore.
He’s ready to compete again and is tired of rehabbing.
You can’t blame him though.
But this is a funny quote.
He’s always been known to have kind of an intense personality, on and off the field.
So, it’s time to do what needs to be done and get Scherzer back on a big-league mound.
He’s sick of being on the sidelines and rehabbing.
By this comment, it seems as though Scherzer feels better now and thinks he is in a spot where he can come off the injured list and return to the Mets.
The 37-year-old veteran ace is 5-1 with a 2.74 ERA in eight starts this season.
One would think it shouldn’t be too much longer before he makes his return and begins making hitters feel uncomfortable again.