This is the 3rd round of CY, Scherzer’s perfect return… 5 innings, 57 pitches, 4K scoreless, ‘I caught up with the legendary Maddox.’

Max Scherzer (40, Texas Rangers) returned after a long rehabilitation after waist surgery last year. He pitched perfectly in his return game, matching the legendary players of the Major League.

Scherzer started in a home game against the Kansas City Royals in the 2024 Major League Baseball at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on Monday (Korea time), and allowed one hit, no outs, and four strikeouts in five innings. It is a perfect return to the mound. He pitched only 57.

It got off to a good start. Scherzer grounded out Nick Loftin to the first base with a four-seam fastball of 93.9 miles on the fifth pitch in the top of the first inning, and struck out Bobby Witt Jr. with three pitches. He caught Vinny Pasquantino with a fly ball to the third base to end the first inning well.

The second inning was also neat. Scherzer treated Salvador Perez with a fly ball to the right field with a single ball, and struck out MJ Melendez with a foul tip on a 93-mile four-seam fastball at the sixth pitch after a full count. Then, he caught Hunter Renfroe with a fly ball to end the inning.

Scherzer continued his momentum. In the third inning, he garnered a groundout by Nelson Velazquez, a fly ball to the right field, and three strikeouts by Diron Blanco. He also had a good fourth inning. He finished the game with a ground ball-flying ball.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, batters gave Scherzer the lead. Wyatt Langford led 3-0 with a timely double and Leody Taveras had a timely two-run single. Scherzer allowed his first hit in the fifth inning. One out, he was hit by Melendez with a double. However, he struck out Renfroe and grounded out to second to catch Velazquez.

Scherzer ended his career there. He replaced Jose Urena at the start of the sixth inning and completed his return match well. 토토사이트 순위

Scherzer had four strikeouts and recorded 3,371 on the day, matching Greg Maddox in this category. He is tied for 11th overall in strikeouts. He is the second-highest-ranking active pitcher after Justin Verlander (3393·Houston Astros).

Scherzer, who underwent back surgery in December last year and focused on rehabilitation, started his rehabilitation on April 25 by wearing the Triple-A Round Rock Express uniform under Texas. During two ⅔ innings, he had five hits (two homers), four strikeouts and three runs. He pitched a total of 52 pitches. However, he was delayed due to soreness in his thumb.

After recovering from a finger injury, he completed rehabilitation games twice on the 10th and 16th. In two games and eight ⅔, he recorded five hits (one homer), three walks, 13 strikeouts, and an ERA of 0.12 WHIP (per inning).

According to the “MLB.com ” magazine, Scherzer had a maximum speed of 93.4 miles (150 kilometers) and an average speed of 92.1 miles (148 kilometers) in his last rehabilitation game on Sunday. Although his speed was lower than before, he won the title in his return game.

Scherzer won the American League Cy Young Award in 2013 and the National League Cy Young Award in the 2016 and 2017 seasons when he played for Washington.

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