Justin Verlander (40), who transferred to the Houston Astros, made a successful comeback.
Verlander started the game against the New York Yankees held at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York, USA on the 6th (Korean time) and recorded a loss with 7 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 2 runs in 7 innings.
Verlander, who returned to Houston after being traded from the Mets on the 2nd, made his first appearance after the transfer that day. Although his pitching content was not bad, he became a losing pitcher because he did not receive support from the other line for scoring. Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes, who had a head-to-head matchup with Verlander, pitched well with 1 hit (1 home run), 1 walk, 8 strikeouts and 1 run in 4 innings.
Verlander, who walked Glaber Torres and Giancarlo Stanton with two outs in the bottom of the first inning, got out of danger by striking out DJ LeMayhew. In the second inning, lead batter Isaiah Cainer-Palepa hit and Harrison Bader doubled, followed by Anthony Volpi’s 1 RBI sacrifice fly, allowing the first run.
Verlander was hit by a double by Stanton with two out in the third and then gave up a hit to LeMayhew. However, as Stanton went home, he was caught by center fielder Mauricio Dubon’s home care, and the inning ended without a run. In the 4th episode, it was neatly finished with a triple strike.
Verlander, who hit a solo home run by Jake Bowers in the fifth inning with one out, caught Aaron Judge with a floating ball in center field. Torres got a hit, but Stanton was grounded to third base to end the inning.
Verlander, who recorded a triple strike in the 6th inning, went to the mound in the 7th inning as well. He got a hit from Bowers in the second out, but ended the inning without conceding by catching Judge with a floating ball from second baseman. Verlander, who recorded 97 pitches, finished the mound by replacing Kendall Graveman in the 8th inning, where Houston was losing 1-2.
Verlander used four-seam (52 pitches), curve (21 pitches), slider (20 pitches), and changeup (4 pitches) that day. The highest four-seam speed was 96.7 miles per hour (155.6 km). Curb had a 29% miss rate.
MLB.com, the official major league media, said, “Verlander succeeded in reviving in Houston and won the American League Cy Young Award in 2019 and 2022. He has also won the 2017 and 2022 World Series. That’s why Verlander agreed to lift his veto trade and trade to Houston,” he explained to Verlander what Houston means. 먹튀검증
“It feels strangely very familiar,” Verlander said. It’s only been three months because there was a time when I wasn’t here and I didn’t play for the first month due to injury. It wasn’t hard to think I’d been here all along. I love my teammates and I can fight another team on the pitch again. I really enjoy it,” he said, expressing his feelings about returning to Houston.