By Mike Grimm
Mets ace Max Scherzer struggled in his return from a suspension, allowing six runs on eight hits in 3⅓ innings against the Detroit Tigers during the second game of a doubleheader.
“I was spraying the ball, especially out of the stretch, and that’s what you expect coming off a long layoff,” Scherzer said.
“The No. 1 thing was getting through this start healthy, and we did that. Now we can move forward.”
Detroit won 8-1 to sweep the twin bill.
Scherzer was suspended for 10 games by Major League Baseball on April 20 after getting ejected for having a foreign substance on his pitching hand during his April 19 start against the Los Angeles Dodgers.