Max Scherzer exits amid a perfect attempt at the game, still winning the 200th place in his career as the New York Mets return to the playoffs for the first time since 2016

Milwaukee – Max Scherzer Pulled from his 200th win with a perfect game intact, the New York Mets secured their first playoff berth in six years by defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 7-2 Monday night.

Reclaimed from the injured list before the match, Scherzer scored nine goals in six runs. The 38-year-old ace made only 68 throws, but that was as much as the NL East leaders let him go on his first start in 16 days.

beer star Christian Willich Leading doubled from the seventh against Taylor Miguel, in his first major league appearance after 27 games. Miguel was also removed from the list of injured on Monday.

Alonso’s house Homer hit three times by NL Cy Young winner Corbin Burns (10-8), and the Mets won their fifth in a row to wrap up at least one of the three wild cards in the National League. They lead the NL East by one game over the defending world champion Atlanta, who beat Washington 5-2 at home.

It’s the 10th post-season appearance in the series’ 61-season history, and the first since the Mets lost to San Francisco in a 2016 NL wild game.

“That’s what you play for,” Scherzer said. “You play to get into the post-season. There are so many ways it doesn’t work. For us to be able to find a way to get into the post-season, that’s great. That’s what we celebrate. That’s what you play in the game for.

“We have a lot of things ahead of us. We understand that. But you have to celebrate the good times too.”

And the Mets did celebrate, with the players donning the October Rise jerseys in the locker room afterwards.

“It’s the first step,” Mets owner Steve Cohen said. “And when we go further, there will be even bigger celebrations.” “I think that’s how it should be.”

Scherzer was reactivated on Monday after recovering from the left tilted irritation. “We’re not going to get too deep with Max physically,” Mets coach Buck Showalter said before the game on his first big start to the league since September 3.

On his fourth attempt to win his 200th, the three-time Cy Young winner cheered Yelich, Willie AdamsAnd the Renfro hunter And the Garrett Mitchell twice each.

Andrew McCutchen The engine hit the 104 mph line into the right field off Scherzer per second, but was caught by slip Tyler Naken to finish the run. Scherzer sprinted to the pile before the bottom of each run. He often had the ball in his hand in front of any of his teammates, except for the ball holder Thomas Nido Or a warm-up mask, popped out of dugout.

The smiling Scherzer received a adorable round of mates from his teammates when he returned to the bunker after the sixth, indicating that he was done with the night.

Scherzer came off his previous start with exhaustion on his left side and went to IL with a slanting irritation. It was also included in the list of those infected with a left tilted strain in May and was activated on July 5.

It was his fourth perfect career attempt by six innings, and tied for the most in the expansion era (since 1961).

There have now been 3,687 days without a perfect game in majors, the longest in a 13-year drought from 1968-1981 (4,755 days). Felix Hernandez was the last to throw one on August 15, 2012.

The loss put Milwaukee 8 games behind first-placed St. Louis in NL Central and 2½ again Philadelphia for the NL’s third wild card. The Cardinals and the Phillies were idle.

The Brewers won two of their three games against the Yankees in Milwaukee over the weekend. With one exit in fourth, Burns gave up back-to-back singles before Alonso hit a 1-2-foot lead in his 36th home run to lead New York to a 3-0 lead. Alonso leads the 118 of the NL RBIs.

New York boosted its lead to 5-0 in the sixth game after three consecutive games Brandon Nemo And the Francisco Lindorand double the RBI Daniel Fogelbach. Previous Mets players to hit back-to-back triples were Jose Reyes and Jason Bay in April 2010.

Naughty Tellez Homer’s two-stroke hit from Megill at seven, thirty-second.

Information from ESPN Stats & Information and the Associated Press was used in this report.

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