One pitch to Albert Pujols told the story of that game, as he waved towards the dugout and signaled that he could not continue that night.
But now, he’s making his way back and is laser focused as he attempts to give the Mets a boost in their rotation.
Starting 9, an affiliate of Barstool Sports, posted a video of Scherzer before a rehab start, and let’s just say that by watching this video, you may not be able to tell whether it’s Game 7 of the World Series or just a rehab start.
Rehab start or Game 7 of the World Series for Max Scherzer? pic.twitter.com/AXanzfLirR
— Starting 9 (@Starting9) June 21, 2022
Don’t Mess With Mad Max
He’s sure preparing like it’s Game 7 of the World Series.
That just goes to show the intensity that Scherzer pitches with.
It doesn’t matter what kind of game it is.
He’s going to be completely focused regardless.
Scherzer does not like to be bothered when he is preparing to pitch.
It can be a rehab start and he’ll be preparing like it’s a postseason game.
That just shows how serious and intense Scherzer is on the mound.
He knows what it takes to be successful.
That bulldog mentality works wonders for a guy like him.
He knows how to dominate, and that attitude helps him establish himself and make sure that hitters are uncomfortable when facing him.