It’s another thumbs-down for the Mets.
Appearing basic supervisor Zack Scott is going through fees of driving whereas intoxicated after he was busted dozing in his automotive in Westchester County — down the block from the White Plains police station, The Publish has realized.
Scott, 44, was nabbed at 4:17 a.m. Tuesday when cops caught him snoozing in a 2018 Toyota on South Lexington Avenue, close to the federal courthouse and police headquarters, town’s Police Capt. James Spencer mentioned Wednesday.
The embattled Scott refused to offer blood or undergo a breathalyzer check, however underwent a area sobriety check and failed, Spencer mentioned.
Along with the drunk driving cost, Scott was cited for stopping on a freeway, disobeying a site visitors management system and failing to inform the Division of Motor Automobiles of a change in handle, police data present.
He was launched and is due again in White Plains Metropolis Court docket on Thursday.
On Wednesday, the Mets mentioned they have been grounding Scott.
“We have been shocked and deeply disillusioned to study this morning about an alleged DUI involving Zack Scott,” the crew mentioned in an announcement.
“We take this matter very severely. Zack is not going to be touring with the crew for our upcoming street journey whereas we study extra and decide subsequent steps.”
Hours earlier than he was busted, Scott was at Mets proprietor Steve Cohen’s residence for a team fundraiser with gamers and crew officers, sources advised The Publish.
Mets supervisor Luis Rojas mentioned on WFAN radio Wednesday that he was additionally on the charity occasion, as have been a few half-dozen gamers.
He mentioned “nothing loopy” occurred on the occasion, and he and the gamers took a bus residence from Cohen’s Connecticut residence.
He mentioned Scott wasn’t on board.
“We headed again round 8:45, I need to say,” Rojas advised the station. “We took a bus from the sphere and again to the sphere, and that was it. I used to be most likely residence by 10 p.m.”
He mentioned Scott “was driving individually, however I don’t know a lot previous being within the occasion and having time.”
The Mets (65-67) will face the Marlins on Thursday night time at Citi Area after Wednesday night time’s recreation was postponed as a result of rain. They’ll hit the street Friday to play the Nationals after a stretch of residence video games.
Scott’s arrest is the newest hit for the Mets, who’ve been struggling on the sphere and reeling from a series of controversies off the diamond in current months.
“It’s arduous to grasp how skilled hitters will be this unproductive,” Cohen tweeted last month. “The very best groups have a extra disciplined strategy.”
The Mets, who hit a tough patch in mid-August dropping 12 out of 14 video games, have run afoul of their very own followers after a number of gamers started flashing a “thumbs-down” salute in current days at Citi Area.
The backlash from the tasteless gesture pressured some gamers to apologize after team president Sandy Alderson called it “unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”
“Mets followers are understandably pissed off over the crew’s current efficiency,” Alderson mentioned in an announcement.
Among the many offending gamers have been Javier Baez and infielder Francisco Lindor, who’s having the worst season of his profession after getting a 10-year, $341 million contract extension from the Mets this spring.
The Mets seemingly have been cursed since Cohen purchased a majority possession curiosity final 12 months.
His first selection for basic supervisor, Jared Porter, was quickly bounced after experiences surfaced that he had despatched a feminine reporter lewd textual content messages.
In yet one more black eye, former Mets supervisor Mickey Callaway was suspended by Major League Baseball in Might by the 2022 season over claims he sexually harassed female reporters, together with when he labored for the Mets.
Scott labored 17 seasons with the Pink Sox previous to becoming a member of the Mets.
— Further reporting by Joel Sherman