That is if the weather allows him to pitch.
According to Newsday’s Tim Healey, there is at least a chance the game won’t be played today.
“It is hailing in 85-degree Cincinnati and there is a chance of thunderstorms basically all night, so I’m not super confident we’ll all be watching Max Scherzer tonight,” he tweeted.
It is hailing in 85-degree Cincinnati and there is a chance of thunderstorms basically all night, so I’m not super confident we’ll all be watching Max Scherzer tonight
— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) July 5, 2022
It looks, at least judging by Healey’s tweet, that Mother Nature doesn’t particularly miss Scherzer.
However, there are reasons to be optimistic, too.
In the replies, meteorologist Steven DiMartino said that the weather will likely be fine for the evening, when Scherzer throws the first pitch, and that most of the problems have been in the afternoon.
You'll be fine for the game, this afternoon, not so much.
— NY NJ PA Weather (@nynjpaweather) July 5, 2022
Scherzer Will Make His Long-Awaited Return If The Weather Doesn’t Get In The Way
Let’s all hope that there is no hail later tonight and we can all enjoy the return of one of the fiercest competitors MLB has, in Scherzer.
With a 5-1 record and a 2.54 ERA, he was brilliant in his first eight starts of the year before going down with a significant oblique strain.
He recovered in record time and, after a few rehab starts in Double-A Binghamton, he is ready to lift the Mets and rebuild another sizable division lead over the Atlanta Braves.
The team needs his contributions from the mound, and Scherzer needs to feel he can still help a contending MLB team.
Hopefully, there can be a game tonight at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati and Scherzer can make his long-awaited return.