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Filling the (MLB) Void: Scherzer Throws A No-No in Flushing

When the 2022 season finally starts, Max Scherzer will call CitiField home. Here’s hoping he can throw gems like this for the Mets

Max Scherzer by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Filling the (MLB) Void: Scherzer Throws A No-No in Flushing


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Having a hard time with the Major League Baseball lockout? Yeah – us too. Especially when Spring Training should have started and there are still so many questions left to answer before the season can begin. So, we here at The Turf thought we’d offer a way to help ease that tension. While we may not have any of the current MLB baseball to watch live, there is PLENTY of archive footage available at our fingertips. We’ve scoured the internet and assembled some of the most iconicnoteworthy, and remarkable baseball games we could find. We also found some mundanerun of the mill stories, that seemed banal at first watch. However, at this point, we’ll take anything that resembles an MLB game, right? Until the lockout ends, we’ll feature one of the contests and provide you a link where you can relive the glory, exhilaration, and thrill from the comfort of your couch.

Hope For the Future While Visiting the Pain of the Past: Scherzer throws his second no-no of 2015. This one was against his future team, the New York Mets

The 2015 season was one of the fleeting bright spots for me as a Mets fan. By this point in the season, the team had clinched a spot in the playoffs. Home-field advantage, however, had yet to be determined. This was the second game a doubleheader – one in which Terry Collins opted to rest a lot of his regulars.

When you look at the pitching matchup, however, you find the real gem in this walk down memory lane. Matt Harvey, who had (for the most part) a great season, was throwing his “final tune-up” before the playoffs. His opposite number, Max Scherzer, was playing out the string, but throwing darts as usual.

Re-watching this game was a mixed bag for me. It was great to remember what the Mets had to offer the last time they were competitive, but also bittersweet knowing what was to come in that postseason and beyond. Of course, watching Scherzer do what he does offers a great degree of hope that, once baseball is back – there will be a return to the glory days sooner rather than later.

Joe is an actor who grew up eating, living and breathing sports. He spent many an afternoon on the soccer or baseball field in his youth (and even gave several other sports a shot) before a series of events put him on the path to pursuing a performing career. Subsequently, he's worked almost every other type of job you could imagine while trying to support that endeavor. Whenever he's not working any of those jobs, he can often be found watching, playing or discussing sports in some way. Most of that banter revolves around the Mets, Giants, Rangers or Manchester United. His short term goal is to fully convert his fiance into a rabid sports fan, not someone who leaves the room whenever he turns a game on.

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