Returning from the disabled list, New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer pitched six scoreless innings against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday.
He was removed from the game after making 68 pitches. His replacement Tyler Magill, however, was unable to follow his teammate’s feat by facing the first batter. He was also the victim of Rowdy Tellez’s 32nd homer of the season.
The Mets finally had the last laugh at 7–2.
Scherzer, in his first start in 16 days, earned his 200th career win to help the Mets secure their playoff spot for the first time in six years.
Scherzer, 38, had nine strikeouts. He was warmly greeted by his teammates when he returned to the dugout after the sixth. The Mets were up 5–0 when the game left.
The three-time Cy Young Trophy winner had left his previous start on Sept. 3 due to left arm fatigue and ended up on the injured list.
On offense for the Mets, Pete Alonso was the author of his 36th home run, a hit good for three runs.
On April 29, against Philadelphia, Magill had a game without a run or combined hit, the second in club history. The second was started by Johan Santana on June 1, 2012, against St. Louis.
The Brewers eventually finished the game with four hits.
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