BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (WENY) - Three-time Cy Young Award winner, Max Scherzer has not pitched in a big-league game since May 18th due to a strained oblique. Scherzer took another step on Tuesday night to join the red hot Mets as he made a stop in Binghamton for a rehab start with the Rumble Ponies.

It was a record-setting crowd at Mirabito Stadium of 7,491 coming to watch Scherzer pitch to Mets teammate, James McCann, who is also on a rehab assignment.

Scherzer threw 3.1 innings, tallying 6 strikeouts, giving up 3 hits and 2 runs as the Rumble Ponies fell short of the Reading Fightin Phils, 7-6.

Scherzer spoke to the media after his start as he discussed his progress to getting back to the big leagues.

"Feeling pretty good. Went out there and accomplished what I thought I was going to do" said Scherzer. "Wanted to get 4 ups in, 65 pitches in, was able to step on a few fastballs I felt like that was a good thing, I was able to throw all of my pitches and then navigate in the fourth inning not trying to go, just trying to keep the governor on and make sure I don't get hurt there in the fourth. So you check all of the boxes here, came in, and was also able to do a core routine afterward to really stress it and kind of simulate the fifth inning on my core so I'm checking all of the boxes.

"I've got to see how all of this responds, but seeing throughout this whole process how when I've stressed the oblique and when it does tighten up when I've had to have those days, I feel good about today. I feel like I was able to do everything I wanted to do and stress the oblique and it feels good afterward. It didn't tighten up on me, but you really don't know until tomorrow" Scherzer added after being asked if he is physically ready to join the Mets again.

Scherzer was then asked how eager he is to be back with the team, who owns the best record in the National League at 45-25. "So eager, I want to get back out there so bad" said Scherzer. "You put in all this work, you see the team playing great you want to be out there competing and winning with them."

Click the attached video to view a recap and postgame reaction from Max Scherzer.