Veteran fastball pitcher Max Scherzer (38) of the New York Mets was unable to stand on the mound due to neck cramps.
US local media such as the AP said on the 10th (Korean time), “Sherzer was scheduled to start in the visiting game against the Cincinnati Reds held at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, but suffered a neck pain and was withdrawn.” “I started for David Peterson, a lefty who played in the minor leagues,” he said.
Scherzer felt메이저사이트 pain in his neck after pitching in the bullpen on the 8th, and the pain intensified during the treatment process.
He said in an interview with MLB.com, “I tried to pitch after taking anti-inflammatory painkillers, but my symptoms worsened,” and said, “I think it will take a few days to recover.”
Scherzer has a chronic neck injury. In 2019, while playing for the Washington Nationals, he suffered neck pain prior to the MLB World Series and was unable to carry out his normal schedule.
Scherzer has been going through a lot of ups and downs this season.
At the beginning of this season, he suffered from various injuries such as his shoulder and was unable to properly play in the starting rotation.
The content of the game is also not good. In an away game against the Milwaukee Brewers on the 5th of last month, which was his second start this year, he showed an unusual performance by allowing three batters to hit three consecutive home runs, saving face by allowing 5 runs on 8 hits in 5⅓ innings.
In a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the 20th of last month, he was sent off after being found to have used a foreign substance in the glove inspection by the referee, and was banned from participating in 10 games the next day.
Even after the punishment, Scherzer was greatly shaken. On the 4th, his return match, he gave up 6 runs, including allowing 2 homers, in 3⅓ innings in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers.
Scherzer is 2-2 with a 5.56 ERA in 5 games this season.
Scherzer, a Cy Young Award winner in 2013, 2016 and 2017, signed a three-year, $130 million contract with the Mets in November 2021.
He receives an annual salary of 43 million dollars (57 billion won), the highest among MLB registered players this season.