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Max Scherzer sharpens aim to return with the Mets

The star pitcher is progressing from his oblique injury and could start Sunday against Miami

New York Mets It has been the team to beat in this first part of the 2022 season in the National League.With 44 wins, they have remained comfortably in first place in the Eastern Division and on Sunday, they could again receive the help of Max Scherzer from the starting rotation.

Just over a month has been out one of the aces of this pitching staff. An oblique injury, suffered on May 18, took him out of action and until then, Buck Showalter has supported himself with Carlos Carrasco, Taijuan Walker and Chris Bassitt among the starters; However, according to Jon Heyman, 'Mad Max' could return to the ring as soon as this Sunday at the loanDepot Park in the city of Miami.

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Scherzer's evolution has been very positive. Even last Thursday he threw 50 pitches in a simulated game at Citi Field in New York and said he felt in good condition.

“The reality is that he could easily have a rehab release. That's what I want before I get back into action. I am working hard with this injury, because I do not want to suffer a relapse, ”Max Scherzer himself told the NY Post. The Mets will start a three-game series against the Marlins on Friday at Miami's loanDepot Park, so Scherzer could be pitching next Sunday, his first appearance since May 18. This year, 'Mad Max' is 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA.

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