How Will This Max Scherzer Injury Impact The New York Mets?
The New York Mets suffered yet another huge injury blow yesterday when it was announced that Max Scherzer will be missing the next 6 to 8 weeks with an oblique strain. Scherzer pulled himself from Wednesday's start after he was experiencing discomfort in his side. He may have in fact prevented a more significant injury by doing so. But now the Mets will have to grind through the next month or two without their two ace pitchers in Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer. I am still confident in this Mets team and have been since the start, but these will be tough injuries to overcome. Here is my quick take on this from the Times Union:
Whatever magic touch New Mets’ manager Buck Showalter has, he needs to use it after hearing Thursday's news. The loss of starting pitcher Max Scherzer for 6 to 8 weeks comes at a time when the Mets are already dealing with the loss of their other ace Jacob deGrom. Can the Mets stay in first place and for how long without their top two pitchers and two of the best in baseball? Best case scenario is deGrom speeds up his recovery and gets back on the mound, and if that happens the Mets can survive the loss of Scherzer. Both of them out spells big trouble for a team that’s off to a great start.
MJ and I talked with Tim Kurkjian earlier this morning as we always do on the Friday show. We were live from The Bunker in Clifton Park and we asked Timmy about what he thinks about Scherzer's injury and also the timetable for when deGrom may come back to the Mets. Below is his response to those questions.
I really hope that the Mets can overcome these injuries and continue to win games and hopefully win the NL East.