Cy Young Award 6th inning majesty…century matchup, Verlander QS+ perfect game vs. Scherzer 7-run debacle

Three-time Cy Young Award winners face off for the first time. Just over a month ago, Justin Verlander (40, Houston) and Max Scherzer (39, Texas), a one-two punch, met for the first time in their careers. Verlander won in straight sets.

온라인카지노Verlander and Scherzer went head-to-head on July 7 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. It was the final game of the series for both teams. Verlander was looking for a series sweep, while Scherzer was looking to prevent a series loss.

A matchup of living legends who have each won three Cy Young Awards. Verlander and Scherzer were a one-two punch for the Detroit Tigers from 2010 to 2015. Their partnership ended when Scherzer was traded to the Washington Nationals in 2015, but when Verlander signed with the Mets ahead of this season, they reunited as a one-two punch with Scherzer joining them a year earlier.

But as the Mets’ fortunes plummeted, they opted for a fire sale, and Verlander and Scherzer split up again. In a twist of fate, they ended up in Houston and Texas, two teams battling for the American League West crown, and even faced each other in a start. Surprisingly, it was the first time ever that Verlander and Scherzer had ever faced each other in a start. It could be called the matchup of the century.

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The matchup ended with a bang. Scherzer went down first. Scherzer was charged with seven runs on six hits (three homers) in three innings with two walks and four strikeouts. Scherzer gave up a long ball in the first inning. He gave up a double to Jeremy Peña and a two-run single to Jordan Alvarez. In the second, he gave up another solo shot to Michael Brantley with the bases loaded.

In the third, he gave up an infield single to Jeremy Peña and a walk to Jordan Alvarez. He got Alex Bregman to fly out to right field, but gave up another walk to Kyle Tucker to load the bases. He then gave up a grand slam to left-center field to Jose Abreu for his seventh run of the game.

Scherzer retired the side in order to end the third inning, but was no longer on the mound. He had struggled with the long ball, hitting 23 homers in 19 games with the Mets, but had settled into a groove with Texas, allowing just two homers in six games. But three homers on the day sent Scherzer’s head spinning.

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Verlander gave up a leadoff homer to Marcus Semien in the first inning, and Semien again in the fifth. But he was perfect the rest of the way. In seven innings, he allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits with one walk and six strikeouts.

He bounced back from a rough outing against the Yankees on April 2, allowing six runs on eight hits (four homers) with one walk and three strikeouts in six innings. Since joining Houston, he is 5-2 with a 3.43 ERA in seven games (16 earned runs in 42 innings). If you take out the six runs in six innings against the Yankees, his ERA drops to 2.50.

In the end, the matchup was a blowout as Scherzer fell apart and Verlander pitched well. Houston went on to win 12-3. With the series sweep of Texas, Houston won its third straight game and improved to 80-61. Houston took over the American League West lead, while Texas dropped its third straight to fall to 76-63.

The loss leaves Texas in the fourth wild-card spot. Toronto, which started Ryu Hyun-jin but suffered a shocking 1-5 loss to lowly Oakland, is third.

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