While they still have to wait for Jacob deGrom to make his return, they get to at least see Scherzer pitching again.
The 37-year-old right-hander won big in Atlanta on Monday night, going seven innings and allowing just one run on three hits while striking out nine against the Atlanta Braves.
Scherzer improved his record to 6-1 on the year and lowered his ERA to 2.15.
He also picked up a key strikeout which saw him pass CC Sabathia on an all-time list.
Mets writer Anthony DiComo tweeted about it after it was done.
Max Scherzer just passed CC Sabathia with his 3,094th career strikeout, moving into 17th place on the all-time list.
Next up: Justin Verlander, who's a moving target with 3,111.
Next after that: Curt Schilling with 3,116.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 12, 2022
Scherzer Makes History
Next up on the list is Justin Verlander, but the Houston Astros ace is, as DiComo put it, a moving target.
Curt Schilling‘s mark of 3,116 strikeouts is probably more likely.
Scherzer will definitely reach 3,111, where Verlander is now, but most likely not in time to tie or pass him.
Still, to have over 3,000 strikeouts and to pass somebody like Sabathia on the all-time list is quite something.
Sabathia put together a Hall-of-Fame worthy career and was the ace of the Cleveland Indians and the New York Yankees for a long time.
Scherzer is a strikeout machine and somebody that no hitter wants to face under any circumstances.
He may have missed about a month of the season, but he’s still dominating at every turn.
He continues to strike hitters out and move up the all-time strikeouts list.
We’ll see how long it takes him to tie and pass Schilling.