Troubling News For Mets On Ace Max Scherzer

When a pitcher with the competitive fire of a Max Scherzer pulls himself from a game in the middle of an at-bat, that is not a good sign. Today, the New York Mets got news on Scherzer's injury they didn't want to hear. 

Scherzer has an oblique injury. These, of course, can be frustratingly open-ended and can last for extended periods. MLB Insider Jon Heyman says in some cases they can take a month or more to heal. No word yet from the Mets on a timeline. 

Losing the future Hall of Famer for such an extended period would be a brutal blow for the Mets, who've been off to such a great start to the season, even without Jacob deGrom. And while Tylor Megill filled in quite admirably as deGrom's replacement, he, too, now is on the injured list. 

After his 87th pitch of the game Wednesday night, Scherzer said he felt a "zing" in his left side—something he's never felt before. He immediately turned to the Mets dugout and gave the 'cut it' sign, while mouthing "I'm done". 

Hopefully for the Mets' hopes, having those three starters on the injured list doesn't mean that they're 'done.'

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