We will all remember years from now how desperate Max Scherzer was.
Nothing can erase this image from our collective memory: the scariest pitcher of a generation, the definitive Hall of Famer
who fell off a hill in a hail of ridicule after conceding seven times in a trash can fire at a show.
In front of a sold-out crowd at Citi Field, with high energy and high expectations, Scherzer
exploded against the Padres in a 7-1 Mets loss in Game 1 of the 2022 Wild Card Series.
But Mad Max's sad night hurt more than his great pitching performance against him.
One of the sport's most talented pitchers, Yu Darvish pops in and passes when Scherzer doesn't.
Despite losing his dirtiest swing-and-miss item, Darvish refused to let the Mets get back into ball games.