The foreign substance controversy has ended. But the ordeal is currently ongoing.
Max Scherzer (39, New York Mets) has a bad start to the 2023 season. On the 4th (hereinafter Korean time), starting in the second leg of the away double header against the Detroit Tigers in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, USA, 3⅓ innings, 8 hits (2 home runs), 3 strikeouts, 1 walk, 6 runs, 2 losses of the season ( 2 wins).
On April 20, Scherzer retired from the mound due to a foreign object controversy after giving up no runs with 1 hit, 3 strikeouts and 2 walks in 3 innings in an expedition to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Whether in the KBO League or the Major League, you cannot use foreign substances that help when pitching. At the time, he swore that he had never used foreign substances on his children, but he accepted the MLB’s 10-game suspension straight away.
Today was his comeback. The pitching content of the comeback battle after two weeks was too bad. From the first inning, he got a walk and a hit and fell into a crisis, then a sacrifice fly, 1 RBI, and a double hit, easily allowing 2 runs. He was 93–94 mph, mixing a slow curve, slider, and changeup on his four-seam, but was often thrown high. In the바카라사이트 2nd inning Eric Hase went in smoothly and allowed a solo shot.
A misplaced shot became a hit, but in the fourth inning, a 93-mile four-seam rushed to the middle of Matt Bearing and was hit by a two-runner in the left middle wall. After one out, he was replaced after a back-to-back hit by Andy Ibanez and Jack McKinstry. It wasn’t that his speed dropped, but his command and control were not as sharp as usual.
The second season of a three-year, $130 million (approximately 172.2 billion won) contract. It is sluggish with an average ERA of 5.56 with 2 wins and 2 losses in 5 games including this day. He’s a pitcher with excellent coordination, but he’s his age, so I can’t help but be concerned. Another veteran, Justin Verlander (40), who signed a contract for 2 years and 86.66 million dollars, has not yet made his debut due to injury. The Mets have given the two veterans the highest salary ever ($43.33 million), but so far they haven’t seen any effect.
Scherzer still has 203 career wins. He ranks third with the most wins in his career after Verlander (244 wins) and Jack Greinke (40, Kansas City Royals, 224 wins). However, on this day, Greinke won the first win of the thrilling season. Clayton Kershaw (36, LA Dodgers), 4th with the most wins in his career, is on a winning streak with 5 wins and 1 loss with an ERA of 1.89 this season. With 202 wins in his career, he is chasing Scherzer by only one win.
Just looking at the pace of the two this season, it’s only a matter of time before Kershaw surpasses Scherzer. Scherzer is having a difficult 39-year-old season in many ways. He built up his body while even refusing to join the WBC U.S. national team, but talking about the years has to come out.