Max Scherzer said his arm doesn’t allow him to pitch much because he hasn’t pitched enough.
A very on-brand description by Ace, who has always been known for wanting the ball.
The eight-time All-Star prevented the Mets from pitching for the second time in the National League Championship Series in October, lavishly earning $ 130 million. Scherzer was expected to pitch for Game 6 for the Dodgers but his arm was “over-cooked” after pitching three times in nine days in the wild-card game and the NLDS, in which he emerged from the bullpen to close the giants. Play the game In 5.
His right-hand man, who now feels “a lot better” after taking a few weeks’ break, is not ready for the workload as the Dodgers have protected him well. He was able to pick up the Workhorse and the bullpen during the race for the Nationals 2019 World Series, but he feels that holding Los Angeles to a low pitch count before the postseason has not reached his peak.
Scherzer averaged 94 pitches per outing in six September starts.
Unfortunately, it happened, “New Met said Wednesday at its introductory news conference.” I never imagined it would happen, but it did. But from a long-term perspective, from a structural standpoint, from a health standpoint, I’m ready to go. I’m ready to start training.
Any hiccups from a pitcher who pays just over $ 43 million each season for the next three years, especially from the 37-year-old. And his speed is consistent (and slightly increasing) with age.
That trend can’t go on forever, but the Mets think they can still be the same scherzer, who posted his best ERA – 2.46 – last season.
With seemingly every pitcher retreating, how does Scherzer get better in his 30s?
“I really try to focus on being the best athlete I can be – I train my body not just to be a pitcher, but to be an athlete with everything you do,” said Scherzer, who has led the league in innings twice. Pitch. “For me, it’s explosive, bouncy, able to lift heavy weights, everything you need to do. Run, run. “
This has allowed him to pitch so far and he hopes beyond that. Mets owner Steve Cohen’s Megadiel will take him to 40, but he thinks this won’t be his final contract.
He’s happy with the place, happy with the owner, happy with his fellow ace at Jacob DeGrom, and happy with the Mets.
“Crazier things have happened,” Scherzer said, looking at the future of three years. “Who knows what life will be like at that time. I’m not going to make a decision about it.
“But the way I feel, I definitely feel that I still have something left in the tank. I’m in the mood today to play as long as I can.