Leading: Scherzer Begins Rehab, Ohtani vs. Chisox

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Shazer’s start

Mets ace Max Scherzer will begin a minor league rehab for Double-A Binghamton.

The outing against the Hartford Yard Goats was pushed back a day from Tuesday, but New York manager Buck Showalter says a tense oblique has dealt no setback in Schaezer’s recovery.

Scherzer will pitch on a seven-day rest after starting his first rehab with the Rumble Ponies on June 21.

“There’s no reason to rush it,” Showalter said. “We’re not going to make that mistake.”

Scherzer, 37, a three-time Cy Young Award winner, is 5-1 with 2.54 ERA in eight starts during his first season with the Mets. He is out since May 18.

Meanwhile, the leaders of the NL East face Astros ace Justin Verlander (9-3, 2.22). He will pitch against the Mets for the first time since 2016 and at Citi Field for the first time since 2010. He will oppose Taijuan Walker (6-2, 3.03).

go sho

Angels Two-Way star Shohei Ohtani is off to an impressive start as he pitches against the White Sox in Anaheim.

Ohtani scored a career-high 13 against Kansas City in his last outing, allowing two hits in eight scoreless innings. He has allowed just one run in 20 innings during his last three starts.

Ohtani is 6-4, with 2.90 ERA in 12 starts, scoring 90 runs in 68/1/3 innings. He turned 28 the next Tuesday.

Harper’s Surgery

Phillies slugger Bryce Harper is up for surgery on his broken left thumb and the club hopes the 2021 NL MVP can play again this season.

Manager Rob Thomson did not offer a timetable for Harper’s return on Tuesday, the day before the procedure. Harper’s thumb was broken Saturday night by a fastball from San Diego’s Blake Snell.

The 29-year-old Harper is hitting .318 with 15 home runs, 48 ​​RBIs and a .985 OPS, and has most recently helped get the Phillies back into playoff contention.

Janssen out

The Braves, close to Kenley Jensen, have been placed on a 15-day injured list due to an irregular heartbeat. This is the latest heart-related issue in the veteran right-hander’s career.

The move was made retroactive on Monday after Jensen felt discomfort, manager Brian Snitker said.

In November 2018, Jensen underwent cardiac ablation, a procedure to restore a normal heart rhythm. She was first diagnosed with irregular heartbeat in 2011 and had a miscarriage the following year.

Jenson, 34, signed a one-year, $16 million deal with the Braves in the off-season. He leads 4-0 with 3.58 ERAs while 20 out of 24 chances have been saved.


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