Returning from the disabled list, New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer pitched six perfect innings against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday.
He was removed from the game after making 68 throws. His replacement Tylor Megill, however, could not follow up his teammate’s feat by striking out the first batter he faced. He was also the victim of Rowdy Tellez’s 32nd homer of the season.
The Mets finally had the last laugh with a score of 7-2.
Scherzer, in his first start in 16 days, picked up his 200th career win and helped the Mets secure their first playoff spot in six years.
Scherzer, 38, had nine strikeouts. He received a warm welcome from his teammates when he returned to the dugout after the sixth. At the time he exited the game, the Mets were leading 5-0.
The three-time Cy Young Trophy winner left his previous start on Sept. 3 with left side fatigue and ended up on the injured list.
Offensively for the Mets, Pete Alonso hit his 36th home run, good for three runs.
On April 29, against Philadelphia, Megill went a game without a run or a combined hit, the second in club history. The second started by Johan Santana on June 1, 2012 against St.
The Brewers eventually finished the game with four hits.
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