How must New York Mets owner Steve Cohen be feeling right now after giving his aging pitchers an average of $43 million a year? Max Scherzer (39) and Justin Verlander (40) have collapsed.
The New York Mets played a three-game series at Truiste Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, from 7 to 9 July.
After a 4-6 loss on the first day, the Mets sent out Scherzer and Verlander on the 8th and 9th, hoping for a sweep, but the result was the opposite. The Mets dropped all three games.메이저사이트
The Mets couldn’t overcome Scherzer’s 5 2/3 innings, 11-hit, five-run outing on the 8th and fell 5-7.
On the 9th, Spencer Strider had the worst outing of the series, allowing eight runs in four innings, but Verlander also collapsed, allowing five runs (four earned) in three innings, and the Mets lost 10-13.
In the end, the Mets dropped their last three games at home against the Toronto Blue Jays and now this three-game set in Atlanta, snapping a six-game losing streak. Down to fourth place in the division.
The highly touted Scherzer and Verlander have seen their ERAs soar to 3.71 and 4.85, respectively, after this series against Atlanta. Not a performance worthy of $43 million.
The Mets have had some bad news since before the start of the season, including the departure of closer Edwin Diaz, and the trusted duo of Scherzer and Verlander are falling apart.
Of course, the Mets aren’t going to sell based on their current performance. Owner Cohen will invest more this winter, even if the team fails this season.
However, having seen what happened to Scherzer and Verlander, it’s likely that he’ll focus on acquiring Shohei Ohtani, 29, rather than an older player.