New York Mets

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 18: Max Scherzer #21 of the New York Mets leaves a game in the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals with assistant athletic trainer Joe Golia at Citi Field on May 18, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer indeed had a injury to his left side as he thought last night against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Official word from the New York Mets is that Scherzer will miss 6 to 8 weeks with a moderate to high grade oblique strain.

“Just felt a zing on my left side and just knew I was done,” Scherzer said Wednesday. “When I felt it, I just knew there’s no way you can throw another pitch, so just get out of there.”

Jon Heyman of the New York Post was the first to report on Thursday that Scherzer was believed to have an oblique injury, although no official word had been released by the team until after 4 p.m. Thursday.

Scherzer injured himself while pitching to Albert Pujols in the sixth inning of the Mets 11-4 victory against the Cardinals on Wednesday night.  After tossing the pitch, Scherzer motioned to the dugout that he could no longer throw without discomfort and was removed from the game.