Vic Black likely done for the season with strained rotator cuff

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Mets reliever Vic Black has been shut down with a shoulder injury just one week after returning from a disabled list stint for a herniated disk in his back.

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Black has been diagnosed with a strained rotator cuff, which seems likely to sideline him for the remainder of the season. He won’t throw again for at least five days.

Black, who was acquired from the Pirates along with Dilson Herrera last August in exchange for Marlon Byrd and John Buck, has pitched well for the Mets with a 2.83 ERA and 44/23 K/BB ratio in 48 innings since the deal.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.