By Yoon Seo Park = Justin Verlander (40), back in a Houston Astros uniform, pitched well in his comeback game.
The right-hander pitched seven innings against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, New York, U.S., on June 6, giving up two runs on seven hits (one home run) with two walks and four strikeouts.
It was his first start since being acquired from Houston.
Verlander signed a two-year, $86 million contract with the New York Mets ahead of this season, leaving Houston, where he had been since the middle of the 2017 season.
However, he rejoined the Astros via trade on Feb. 2. He had the option to veto the trade, but agreed to it and returned to his hometown team after nine months.
Verlander was on the mound until the seventh inning, allowing just two runs, but took the loss in the team’s 1-3 loss.
After giving up two walks in the first inning to put runners on first and second, Verlander struck out DJ LeMahieu on a wild pitch to get out of the jam.
In the second, he gave up a leadoff single to Isaiah Kainer-Palepa, a double to Harrison Vader and a sacrifice fly to Anthony Volpi.
In the bottom of the third, Verlander doubled off Giancarlo Stanton and gave up a single to LeMahieu. However, Stanton was caught stealing third and was thrown out at home by center fielder Mauricio Duvon to end the inning.
After retiring the side in order in the fourth, Verlander added another run in the fifth. He gave up a solo home run to Jake Bauers in the first inning.
After retiring the next three batters in order in the sixth, Verlander took the mound in the seventh. He gave up a single up the middle to Bowers in the second, but got Aaron Judge to pop out to second.온라인카지노
After throwing 97 pitches, Verlander was replaced by Kendall Graveman in the eighth with his team trailing 1-2.
“It feels strangely familiar,” Verlander said, via MLB.com. It’s only been three months that I haven’t been here because I missed a month with an injury. It’s not hard to think I’ve been here the whole time.” “I get to go out there and play with my teammates that I love and fight with. It’s a lot of fun,” he said of his return.