Max Scherzer turned in the worst outing of his career, and the offense did not show up as the New York Mets fell to the San Diego Padres, 7-1, in Game 1 of the National League Wild Card Series on Friday night at Citi Field.
Scherzer was booed off the field after allowing a career-worst seven earned runs on four home runs over 4 2/3 innings. He became the first pitcher in Mets’ history to allow four long balls in a postseason game.
New York’s lone run came in the bottom of the fifth. Eduardo Escobar drilled a solo home run over the left-field wall. He recorded two of the team’s seven hits. Starling Marte collected a pair of hits in his first game since September 6.
The Mets will try to avoid elimination on Saturday at 7:37 p.m. with Jacob deGrom on the mound.