Mets’ Max Scherzer no stranger to success vs. Padres in San Diego

to say that New York Mets Right-handed Max Scherzer dominates san diego padres It would be an exaggeration to say that during his entire 16 seasons in the majors

Against debut at 18 padres, Scherzer is 7–3 with a 2.76 ERA, 0.910 WHIP and .185 opponents’ batting average, while averaging over 12 strikeouts per nine innings. The results have been even better in San Diego, where he is 3–1 with a 2.61 ERA in seven starts.

That dominance will be tested on Sunday, when Scherzer and the mets return to Petco Park to face right-handed Joe Musgrove and padres In a three-game set rubber match on the final day before the All-Star break

Scherzer’s command force padres, he also had a Petco debut he’d probably rather forget. While pitching for the Washington Nationals on July 8, 2021, the three-time Cy Young Award winner took an 8-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth before disaster struck.

What happened after that could not happen today. padres Relief pitcher Daniel Camarena hit a grand slam off Scherzer, which turned into a seven-run inning, and San Diego came back to win 9–8.

Indeed, this makes Scherzer’s numbers against padres Even more impressive. Take two-thirds of an inning in which Scherzer allowed seven runs away and his career ERA against padres 2.22, while his ERA in San Diego would be just 1.11.

But the numbers that matter most to both Scherzer and Musgrove at Sunday’s meeting are this year’s.

In his first five starts this season, Scherzer had a 5.56 ERA, although he closed padres on one hit and three walks with six strikeouts over five innings to earn the win in New York on April 10.

However, in his last 10 starts, Scherzer is 6-0 with a 3.45 ERA, although he gave up four runs on five hits over six innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Phoenix on Tuesday.

“He competes,” mets manager Buck Showalter recently said of Scherzer. “When he’s on the field, people love the aura and spirit of the game. He’s smart, but competitive. He doesn’t let his emotions get in the way to give us a chance to win. He’s pitching well. he is nice.” Eliminate the good ones. Pitching Has Ups and Downs Every Season

“I think getting him into the normal rotation every fifth day has given him a lot of confidence.”

Musgrove knows the feeling of starting the season slowly. In his first five starts, he was 1–2 with a 6.75 ERA. However, Musgrove is 6–0 with a 2.01 ERA in his last eight starts.

The question was whether Musgrove would start Sunday on normal rest after going seven innings for the second time this season on Tuesday.

“He’s feeling great. The last three or four times he’s been out, he’s felt better and better.” padres said manager Bob Melvin. “Seven innings last time, still only 100 pitches. And he was motivated to take the Sunday start to regular rotation, but it’s not something he hasn’t done before.

Musgrove is 1-5 with a 5.83 ERA in six career appearances (five starts) against mets

–Field Level Media

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