Returning from the disabled list, New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer threw six perfect innings against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday.
He was removed from the game after making 68 pitches. His replacement Tylor Megill, however, was unable to follow up his teammate’s feat by hitting 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 at 7-2.
Scherzer, in his first start in 16 days, scored his 200th career victory for the Mets, who secured their playoff spot for the first time 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 of leaving the game, the Mets were up 5-0.
The three-time Cy Young Trophy winner had left his previous start on September 3 due to left-sided fatigue and ended up on the injured list.
Alonso’s resounding three-point home run
On offense for the Mets, Pete Alonso was the author of his 36th home run, a hit good for three runs.
On April 29 against Philadelphia, Megill had a game without a run or a combined hit, the second in club history. The other was started by Johan Santana on June 1, 2012 against St. Louis.
The Brewers eventually finished the game with four hits.
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