Scherzer out 6-8 weeks with oblique strain
Scherzer was forced to leave his start Wednesday with left side discomfort after throwing 87 pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Scherzer was off to a tremendous start in his first season with New York after signing a three-year, $130-million contract, which carries an MLB record $43.3-million average annual value. The three-time Cy Young winner owns a 5-1 record with a 2.54 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 49 2/3 innings pitched.
The Mets have Chris Bassitt, Taijuan Walker, Carlos Carrasco, and Trevor Williams currently penciled into their rotation. Left-hander David Peterson could be an option from Triple-A to replace Scherzer.
New York starters sit inside the top 10 in MLB in innings pitched (211 2/3), ERA (3.23), K/9 (8.84), and WAR (4.2), according to FanGraphs.
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