Max Scherzer made his first start in seven weeks on Tuesday night, and was brilliant, pitching six scoreless innings, while also striking out 11 batters. Unfortunately, the performance went to waste, as the Mets were not able to score any runs all night long, and the Reds walked it off in the bottom of the ninth against Seth Lugo to win 1-0.
Chasen Shreve was DFA’d to make room for Max Scherzer ahead of his start yesterday evening.
Adam Ottavino was unavailable to pitch in the game last night Buck Showalter said.
With his start last night, Max Scherzer moved into 18th place on the all-time strikeouts list.