Connect with us

Sportswire

Justin Verlander addresses being removed from no-hitter

Justin Verlander was removed in the middle of a no-hitter on Tuesday night, and the pitcher has no qualms about the move. Verlander shut out the visiting Minnesota Twins through six innings without allowing a hit. His Houston Astros were leading 2-0, so he was in line for the win when he exited. Verlander had…

The post Justin Verlander addresses being removed from no-hitter appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Justin Verlander smiles

Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Verlander was removed in the middle of a no-hitter on Tuesday night, and the pitcher has no qualms about the move.

Verlander shut out the visiting Minnesota Twins through six innings without allowing a hit. His Houston Astros were leading 2-0, so he was in line for the win when he exited.

Verlander had thrown 91 pitches, so he said after the game that he had no problem with being removed from the game.

“Six innings at 91 pitches, it’s not going to be one of those nights. Maybe 15, 10 years ago when I was allowed to throw 130-something. But not now, specifically not after Tommy John and this being my first season back. It was a pretty easy conversation,” Verlander said after the game via the Houston Chronicle’s Chandler Rome.

Verlander is 39 and missed all of last season due to Tommy John surgery, so it wouldn’t make sense for him to push a pitch limit while he’s still in his first year back, as he said. Plus, Verlander has thrown three no-hitters during his career. Running up a pitch total of 130 or so wasn’t worth the risk for him.

The post Justin Verlander addresses being removed from no-hitter appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recent

MLB2 years ago

The Greatest Sports Call in Broadcasting History

Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run was a baseball play that occurred in Game 1 of the 1988 World...

NFL2 years ago

Rob Gronkowski “Just Joking” About Having Bucs’ Playbook

Rob Gronkowski posted a note on social media Wednesday to make clear that he was just joking when talking about...

MLB2 years ago

MLB Proposes 3-Division 2020 Play Based on Geography

MLB is one of the games genuinely faithful to its legacy, however even they are thinking about radical changes because...

NHL2 years ago

NHL Eyes December to Start 2020-21 Season

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for about a month and a half now as the world fights the...

NHL2 years ago

5 Greatest Hockey Players of All-Time

This list hasn’t changed in 20 years. I can’t envision the rundown changing at any point in the near future....

NFL2 years ago

NFL Draft Made These 3 Teams Playoff Contenders

The 2020 NFL Draft spoke to an open door for NFL groups to drastically improve their lists with the expectations...

NCAAF2 years ago

Trevor Lawrence Heavy Favorite to be #1 Pick 2021 Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and the football world is as of now amped up for the...

MLB2 years ago

Fan Made Epic Fenway Park Map in Fortnite

The COVID-19 pandemic has forestalled avid supporters from getting a charge out of baseball for about two months. While baseball...

NBA2 years ago

Vegas: Dennis Rodman Potential Successor to Kim Jong-Un

There’s a great deal of disarray encompassing the soundness of Kim Jong-un, the 36-year-old Supreme Leader of Democratic People’s Republic...

NBA2 years ago

Blake Griffin Calls Out TMZ Coverage

Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin was as of late an objective of TMZ, which posted a strange article about him...