The New York Mets got some bad news on Tuesday when it was announced that veteran ace Max Scherzer had been scratched from his start against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark.
Scherzer was scratched due to neck spasms and was replaced by David Peterson.
The Mets ultimately fell short against the Reds, losing by a final score of 7-6 and dropping to two games below the .500 mark.
New York sits at 17-19.
However, despite Scherzer being scratched, it’s not an issue that the Mets are terribly concerned about.
MLB analyst Jon Morosi stopped by MLB Network and revealed what the Mets are planning to do with the veteran right-hander.
Despite yesterday's late scratch, @jonmorosi says the Mets are not expecting Max Scherzer out for long. #MLBCentral pic.twitter.com/20F20CDniD
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Morosi talked about how the neck spasms issue has been plaguing Scherzer for a few years.
While with the Washington Nationals, the right-hander was scratched from his start in Game 5 of the 2019 World Series.
However, Morosi notes that the Mets do not believe this will require a stint on the injured list.
The Mets are expecting Scherzer to be able to pitch again at some point within the next week.
Morosi then talked about how the Mets’ reliance on Scherzer and Justin Verlander, two aging aces, has caused them a few problems.
The two aging veterans have combined to start six games and have posted an ERA north of five.
Morosi stated that he believes the Mets are going to have to find a way to get more out of both of their aging aces in order to turn their season around.NEXT: Fans React To Today's Max Scherzer News