Max Scherzer is an intense pitcher, and he showed it Saturday night when he was unhappy with something a Mets bat boy did.
As he was about to throw his first pitch in the top of the fifth inning against the Braves, the batter ran behind home plate to grab some equipment from the circle on the Mets deck. He seemed unaware that he had delayed the action.
“You can’t do that. Oh, boy,” said Mets TV analyst Keith Hernandez.
A slight delay at the start of the 5th round… pic.twitter.com/xTGLHkVv5x
— SNY (@SNYtv) August 7, 2022
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There have been delays to games before as fans rushed onto the pitch. But a bat boy running behind home plate is new.
Scherzer, who looked very unhappy with the interruption, allowed a brace to Travis d’Arnaud, the first batter of the inning, then another hit later in the frame, but he avoided allowing any points thanks to New York’s shrewd defense. .
He finished his outing with four hits allowed – half of them in that inning – 11 strikeouts, no walks and no runs allowed in seven innings. The Mets won the game 6-2 to sweep a day-night doubleheader.
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After the incident, viewers became concerned for the Bat Boy’s safety.
I kinda thought Max was going to throw one at the bat boy… 😂 pic.twitter.com/9t8fZq0m9a
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) August 7, 2022
— Donnie Stevenson (68-39) (@approachcoachNY) August 7, 2022
The bat boy now that Max is out of the game pic.twitter.com/dmq7URDwYX
— LOLMets™ (@MetsMike_129) August 7, 2022
That bat boy in the clubhouse later pic.twitter.com/hznxEhZCOP
– My closest is ELITE (@ChazM76) August 7, 2022