Max Scherzer Finishes Rehab Stint and Is Set to Rejoin Mets

Max Scherzer got in some rehab work with a minor league team and is set to rejoin the Mets — a team that forgot how to hit while he was away.

HARTFORD, Conn. — An ace right-hander with 3,000 strikeouts and a Hall of Fame résumé took the mound at Citi Field on Wednesday afternoon. He fired eight shutout innings against a first-place team on his way to a victory. It lined up precisely with the Mets’ vision for their summer, except for one big detail.

The pitcher was Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros, not Max Scherzer of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies. Scherzer kept track of the game, a 2-0

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