Scherzer: 'I wasn't broken after the Milwaukee start'
Max Scherzer is confident he's got plenty left in the tank.
The New York Mets ace logged his best start of the young season Monday, allowing just one hit with six strikeouts over five shutout innings in a wild-card series rematch against the San Diego Padres.
Scherzer's effort in the 5-0 win came after a rough outing against the Milwaukee Brewers that left him with a 6.35 ERA after two starts in 2023. He now owns a 4.41 ERA.
"I'm not broken. I wasn't broken after the Milwaukee start," Scherzer said postgame, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. "I didn't have to reinvent the wheel. I just had to fine-tune some things."
The 38-year-old authored a 2.29 ERA with 10.7 K/9 in 2022. However, the three-time Cy Young winner only pitched 145 1/3 innings (23 starts) because of injuries. He's owed over $43 million this season and owns a player option for the same amount in 2024.