The time has come.
After being out for nearly two months with an oblique strain, Max Scherzer will be making his return to the New York Mets tonight against the Cincinnati Reds, as he’ll start game two of the three-game set.
Scherzer was injured on May 18 when he was pitching against the St. Louis Cardinals, calling the training staff out from the dugout after feeling pain on an 0-2 pitch to Albert Pujols, his Dodgers teammate from a year ago.
But the New York City papers are hyping up Mad Max’s return.
Scherzer is back and ready to dominate again.
Anthony DiComo, the Mets’ MLB.com beat writer, tweeted screenshots of this morning’s headlines in New York newspapers.
🗞️ Today's back pages, coming off a holiday win and looking forward to Max Scherzer's return tonight: pic.twitter.com/kxoyF69LLy
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 5, 2022
Mad Max Returns
It’s safe to say that New York and the Mets are excited about having Scherzer back and healthy.
Without him, the rotation began to raise question marks.
But now he’s back and ready to help restore the Mets rotation as one of the best in all of baseball.
Better yet, it won’t be long before Jacob deGrom makes his return as well.
The Mets rotation will get a major boost then.
But for now, the return of Scherzer will do.
That competitive fire that burns within him will be as strong as it ever was tonight as the Mets bring back one of their two aces.
Scherzer is 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA in eight starts.
He still earned the win over the Cardinals despite leaving the game with his oblique troubles.
But buckle up, Mets fans.
Mad Max is back and is ready to dominate once again.
The time off shouldn’t phase him.
He should be ready to get back at it and dominate yet again.NEXT: Mets Insider Reveals Why Max Scherzer May See His Return Delayed