Wednesday, October 5 2022
Max Scherzer about to deliver pitch spring training 2022 on road

Max Scherzer about to deliver pitch spring training 2022 on road

Mets manager Buck Showalter provided injury updates on Max Scherzer, Taijuan Walker, and Brandon Nimmo in advance of Thursday’s Opening Day against the Nationals in Washington, D.C.

Scherzer

Scherzer was in the outfield at Nationals Park on Wednesday throwing with authority, so he appears on track to start on Friday.

But the Mets have been cautious when it comes to making that official, and Showalter said on Wednesday that they’ll see how Scherzer feels on Thursday before making a final decision about when he starts. Scherzer will also have to pass a fielding test on Thursday.

After throwing a bullpen session indoors at the Mets’ facility on Tuesday morning, Scherzer said he felt good and that he expects to start the Mets’ second game of the season.

Scherzer has been dealing with a minor hamstring issue, and Tuesday’s bullpen session was a big step forward.

Nimmo

Showalter said the Mets will probably decide before leaving the ballpark on Wednesday night whether Nimmo will be able to play on Thursday, whether he’ll need to miss a game or two, or whether he’ll be placed on the IL.

Nimmo told the media that “today was a lot better, and he’s “a lot more optimistic right now” that he can play.

He got some outfield work in on Wednesday during the Mets’ workout.

Nimmo has been dealing with a stiff neck and didn’t play in the Mets’ final two spring training games.

Walker

Showalter said Walker “feels good” a day after leaving his start early as a precaution due to a right knee issue.

“So far, so good there,” Showalter added.

Like Scherzer, Walker threw in the outfield at Nationals Park on Wednesday.

Despite the knee issue, Walker said on Tuesday that he’ll be ready to make his first start of the regular season as scheduled.

“I’ll be ready to pitch. I don’t know how many pitches,” he said. “I threw 54 the last one, so I’d assume 60, 65 pitches. So whatever that gets me.”

Source: Yahoo Sports

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