Max Scherzer Will Try To Continue A Birthday Trend
Max Scherzer, the current ace of the New York Mets pitching staff, is turning 38 today.
He was born on July 27, 1984, in St. Louis, MO.
He has taken the ball four times on his birthday in the past, and the results are always satisfactory for him and his team.
“Max Scherzer during his MLB career on his birthday (4 starts): 1.04 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, 35 K in 26 IP,” SNY Mets tweeted.
Scherzer will toe the rubber tonight at home, Citi Field, against the New York Yankees in another edition of the Subway Series.
The Mets took the first game last night, 6-3, behind a great pitching performance by starter Taijuan Walker and a clean ninth inning by closer Edwin Diaz.
They will try to take the victory and the series tonight, as the Yankees send right-hander Domingo German to the mound.
Scherzer Will Try To Lead The Mets On His Birthday
Scherzer lost several weeks with an oblique strain, but has been fantastic every time he has taken the mound.
In 12 starts and 75 innings, Scherzer has a minuscule 2.28 ERA.
He has allowed just 54 hits and 13 walks, good for a solid 0.89 WHIP.
With 98 strikeouts, he has one of the best ratios in the National League.
The Mets are trying to fend off the Atlanta Braves in the standings: the reigning World Series champions are just two games behind the Mets.
As long as Scherzer is healthy, the Mets will have a bonafide ace to rely upon, and with the chance of getting back Jacob deGrom next week, things have the potential to get bleak for opposing lineups in the National League.
For now, though, Scherzer will spend his 38th birthday trying to defeat the best team in baseball: the Yankees.