Max Scherzer of the New York Mets pulls through with an apparent injury

NEW YORK — Mets ace Max ScherzerAfter an apparent injury on Wednesday night, he was forced to leave a start. St. Louis Cardinals.

Three-time Cy Young Award winner, he left the game with two outs in sixth inning and a score of 1-1 Albert Pujols. Scherzer put two runners on and threw a slider into the dirt. He immediately signaled to New York's bench that he was done.

Mets pitching coach Jeremy Hefner and manager Buck Showalter came out of the dugout for Scherzer's visit. After a brief discussion, Scherzer, a 37-year old right-hander, walked off of the field.

Scherzer threw all 61 of his 87 pitches to strike and was able to take a 6-2 advantage against his hometown team. Adam OttavinoHe was given the opportunity to warm up, and he struckout Pujols to end his inning.

Scherzer could not make his last scheduled start in the Los Angeles DodgersBecause of a tired left arm, he was unable to play in the National League Championship Series against Atlanta. His Mets debut was postponed by a hamstring injury that occurred late in springtraining, but he has been 100% healthy since then.

The Mets are off to a great start this year. They have not been injured. Jacob deGromHe has not been expected to return until late June or early July due to right scapula stress reaction Tylor Megill was named his effective replacement. He suffered right biceps inflammation.

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