Especially if you work for the New York Mets and have to see Max Scherzer every day, it’s not a good idea to annoy him. The Mets’ bat boy raced behind home plate during Scherzer’s windup on Saturday night when he faced the Braves on the mound.
The Mets‘ ace was enraged, halted the pitch, and called him out to voice his displeasure. In the meantime, the bat boy hurried off the field. He is not referred to as “Mad Max” for nothing. Travis d’Arnaud, the inning’s leadoff batter, received a double from Scherzer after the interruption. Later in the inning, another hit was also given to Max Scherzer, but no runs were allowed because of shrewd New York defence.
“You can’t bloody do that bat boy”: Max Scherzer expresses his anger
When spectators ran onto the field during previous games, there were delays. But it’s novel to see a bat boy trotting behind home plate.
He pitched seven innings, giving up four hits—half of which came in that inning—11 strikeouts, no walks, and no runs. To complete a day-night doubleheader sweep, the Mets won game one 6-2.