LEADING OFF: Scherzer Makes Rehab Start, Ohtani Vs Chisox

Mets expert Max Scherzer will make a small time recovery

start for Double-A Binghamton on Wednesday.

Mets expert Max Scherzer will make a small time recovery start for Double-A Binghamton.

The excursion against the Hartford Yard Goats was pushed back a day from Tuesday,

yet New York supervisor Buck Showalter says there's been no difficulty

in Scherzer's recuperation from a stressed diagonal.

Scherzer will pitch on seven days off rest after his first

recovery start with the Rumble Ponies on June 21.

"There's not an obvious explanation to rush it," Showalter said. "We won't commit that error."

A three-time Cy Young Award champ, the 37-year-old Scherzer

is 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA in eight beginnings during his most memorable

season with the Mets. He's been out since May 18.

The NL East pioneers, in the interim, face Astros expert Justin Verlander (9-3, 2.22).

He'll pitch against the Mets interestingly starting around 2016 and at Citi Field

interestingly starting around 2010. He'll go against Taijuan Walker (6-2, 3.03).