Houston Astros Justin Verlander showed a true old age.
Verlander started the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Minute Maid Park in Houston, USA on the 23rd (Korean time).
Verlander threw 96 pitches through the 6th inning, striking out 9. He allowed only one walk. He pitched sporadic 5 hits and no runs. Houston won 7-3. Verlander reported 9 wins (6 losses) for the season. He lowered his season earned run average from 3.36 to 3.19. He recorded 3301 career strikeouts and conquered the 3300K high for the 13th time in major league history.
Verlander, who turned 40 this year, struck out nine, a personal record this season.
Of Verlander’s 96 pitches, 60, or 63%, were four-seam fastballs. He maintained an average of 95.1 miles (about 153 km) with a high of 97 miles (about 156 km).
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With Verlander resurrected, Houston got a thousand horses. Houston picked up Verlander from the New York Mets on trade deadline day. Verlander pitched 7 innings and 2 runs in his first game after Houston’s comeback, but became the losing pitcher. After that, he only pitched ordinary pitches instead of the overwhelming power of the past, such as 3 runs in 6 innings against the Los Angeles Angels and 5 runs in 5 innings against the Miami Marlins.카지노
However, Verlander showed his true character after 4 games back in Houston. He passed the crisis with 2 outs on 1st and 2nd base in the 2nd inning, and then turned three batters to KKK in the 3rd inning. In the top of the 4th inning, he was hit by the lead batter, but blocked all three batters with a hit.
In the top of the 5th inning, after a run, Conor Wong was allowed a double, putting him in the biggest crisis. Verlander, who struck out Willier Abreu, put out the fire by catching Rafael Devers with a ground ball to first base.
Verlander was in the final hurdle after catching two out counts in the 6th inning. After allowing consecutive doubles and hit balls, he was driven to the bases with 2 out due to a defensive error. However, he completed the mission by inducing an infield fly ball to Louis Urias.
Verlander, who debuted in 2005, is in his 18th year in the big leagues. There are only 3 seasons where they failed to win 10 of them. If he hits the 10-win mark this year as well, it will be his 15th 10-win season in his career. Verlander recorded 253 wins, 139 losses, a 3.24 ERA and 3,301 strikeouts in 502 career games.