The New York Mets are headed to the postseason.
With a 7-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, they secured their first trip to the playoffs since 2016.
The Mets are now 94-55 on the year and will turn their focus to closing out the Atlanta Braves to win the NL East.
Max Scherzer made his return from the injured list last night and fired six perfect innings, which were enough for him to achieve a nice little milestone of his own.
It was Scherzer’s 10th win of the season and 200th of his legendary career.
MLB Network tweeted a graphic celebrating Scherzer’s accomplishment.
It's a milestone kinda night for Max Scherzer and the @Mets.
Tip of the 🧢 to Mad Max! pic.twitter.com/rzdh1RIwr1
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) September 20, 2022
Mad Max Pitches Mets Into Postseason
While last night was all about the Mets accomplishing a goal as a team, Scherzer also has a little something he can take away from it, as he added to his Hall-of-Fame resume.
The Mets signed Scherzer to a three-year, $130 million contract prior to the lockout last fall.
Despite some injury troubles, Scherzer has been every bit as good as advertised for these Mets.
Scherzer is obviously a big-game pitcher and lives for these kinds of moments.
And he certainly delivered in a key spot when the Mets needed him last night.
Scherzer had himself a banner day on Monday, pitching the Mets to the postseason and earning a historic win in the process.
He may be 37, but Scherzer is still pitching like he’s in his prime.
This is what the Mets signed him for.
With the win, he lowered his ERA on the season to 2.15, striking out nine Brewers hitters in the process.
Scherzer is now part of an elite group of pitchers who have won 200 games or more, and he picked up that 200th win at just the right time.