New York Mets right-hander Max Scherzer was scratched from his start Tuesday night in Cincinnati with neck spasms
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The Mets recalled left-hander David Peterson to make the spot start against the Reds
In a corresponding move, the Mets placed right-hander Jimmy Yacabonis on the 15-day injured list with a left quad strain. The move is retroactive to Monday
Scherzer has pitched just once since April 19, an outing of 3 1/3 innings last Wednesday in Detroit. Scherzer served a 10-game suspension in between.
He is 2-2 with a 5.56 ERA in five starts this season.
Peterson is 1-4 with a 7.34 ERA in six starts.
Yacabonis is 2-1 with a 9.00 ERA in five relief appearances.
–Field Level Media