From the first year of the transfer, he left due to an injury. But he got back on the mound healthy and made his debut against his home team. Despite his considerable age, he showed his presence by spraying powerful balls. New York Mets Justin Verlander (40) successfully completed his first appearance.
Verlander started against the Detroit Tigers in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, USA. On this day, he recorded 5 hits, 2 home runs, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and 2 runs in 5 innings. He tallied 79 total pitches. His highest fastball velocity was 96.6 miles (about 155 km), and his average velocity was 95 miles (152 km). In his first appearance after returning from injury, he showed good pitching, but became a losing pitcher without receiving help from the other line.
This is Verlander, who joined the Mets ahead of this season. Last year, as a member of the Houston Astros, he recorded 18 wins and 4 losses with a 1.75 ERA in 28 games, unanimously winning the American League Cy Young Award. Despite his injury history, Verlander, who can deliver powerful balls, received great attention from multiple clubs in the free agency market, and eventually signed a two-year, $86 million (approximately 112.2 billion won) contract with the Mets.
Despite joining the Mets with high expectations, Verlander struggled with injuries. He complained of shoulder pain while pitching from the bullpen just before the opening night. He was placed on the injured list and committed to rehab in the minor leagues. This is the reason he couldn’t even play his debut for over a month after the opening. After recovering his health, he raised his playing sense in the minor leagues.메이저놀이터
It took him over a month to wear a Mets uniform and make it to the big leagues. As long as the wait was long, Verlander delivered a pitch that lived up to expectations. MLB.com, the official homepage of the major leagues, praised Verlander, saying that ‘despite the age of 40, Verlander has proven that he remains one of the most dangerous pitchers’.
Verlander showed off his strength against his former team. He was drafted by Detroit with the second overall pick in the first round in the 2004 draft, and made his big league debut the following year. He later established himself as the Detroit ace through 2017, starting with the American League Rookie of the Year, MVP, Cy Young, 1st in wins and 1st in strikeouts. With Verlander, Detroit also claimed the World Series crown in 2017. I spent an unforgettable day in front of the Detroit fans who gathered at Comerica Park, where I shared a moment of glory.