Max Scherzer was given a three-year, $130 million deal by the New York Mets with the expectation that he would perform admirably under pressure.
But for the three-time Cy Young Award winner on Friday night, that wasn't the case.
In 42 1/3 innings of the San Diego Padres' Game 1 Wild Card defeat, Scherzer gave up seven earned runs.
At least four different Padres players hit home runs against Scherzer, making it a startling showing.The MLB community naturally couldn't stop talking about Scherzer's terrible performance.
Anthony DiComo of MLB.com tweeted, "This has had to be the most stunningly bad Mets pitching effort since Tom Glavine's final start of the 2007 season."
Max Scherzer, a player who is certain to be elected to the Hall of Fame on the first vote, was booed as he left the mound at Citi Field.