Scherzer allowed three 9K runs in six innings in his Texas debut…10 wins of the season
Major League Baseball 메이저놀이터) special pitcher Max Scherzer (39), who moved the team through a trade, pitched well in his debut game with the Texas Rangers.
Scherzer started in the 2023 MLB home game against the Chicago White Sox at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on the 4th (Korean time) and recorded 7 hits and 3 runs in 6 innings. He showed off his power by striking out nine, while giving up two walks.
Scherzer, who laid the foundation for the team’s 5-3 victory, harvested his 10th win (4 losses) of the season.
Scherzer was shaken by giving up 3 runs only in the first inning.
With consecutive hits from Tim Anderson and Andrew Benintendi at the start of the game, Scherzer struck out Andrew Vaughn on a swing, but Yoann Moncada walked and was loaded with one out.
Scherzer couldn’t settle down and dedicated a push walk to Yasmani Grandal.
Scherzer, who caught Trace Thompson with a looking strikeout, was hit by Gavin Sheets with two RBIs and a timely hit to the left, increasing the number of runs to ‘3’. However, he disposed of Jack Les Millard for a fly ball to left field and ended the inning.
Scherzer had three hits in the top of the second inning, but prevented the runs with double strikes and strikeouts.
From the third inning, he found stability. He finished the top of the third inning with a three-way offense, and also gave up only one hit in the top of the fourth inning and finished without a major crisis.
Scherzer did not allow a walk in the top of the 5th or 6th inning.
In the meantime, Texas succeeded in reversing.
In the bottom of the second inning, Josh H. Smith’s timely double hit the Texas Rangers, and in the bottom of the third, two walks and Adolis Garcia’s timely hit combined for a 2-3 lead.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Mitch Garber and Marcus Simian each hit a solo shot to turn the game around to 4-3.
Scherzer, who passed the mound to the bullpen in the top of the 7th inning with Texas leading 4-3, won as Texas won 5-3.
On this day, Scherzer stood on the mound for the first time in a Texas uniform.
Scherzer, who signed a three-year, $130 million contract with the New York Mets after the 2021 season, wore a Texas uniform through a trade on the 30th of last month.
Scherzer can go to the free agent (FA) market with an opt-out after this season, but Texas, which is currently leading the American League West, hired prospective infielder Luis Angel Acuña for a ‘win now’ and recruited Scherzer.
Scherzer had no trade rights, but agreed to a move to Texas.
Scherzer, who stepped on the big league stage in 2008, is a top-notch pitcher who has won the Cy Young Award for the best MLB pitcher three times and has been selected as an All-Star eight times.
His career big league record is 211 wins and 106 losses with a 3.15 earned run average in 450 games.