the iconic Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, will be protagonists of a game with historical skills when they face each other tonight representing the Houston Astros and Texas Rangers respectively, something that neither of them imagined at the beginning of the season when they began as teammates in the New York Mets.
Precisely having been together in the Mets, will be one of the factors that will make this confrontation a historic event for the Major Leagues, and that is that It will be the first time that two Cy Young Award-winning pitchers will meet in the same season in which they began as teammates. this as indicated by Elias Sports Bureau.
Although this was something that no one expected at the beginning of the harvest, Justin Verlander did envision himself facing Max Scherzer after both were traded to teams contenders in the West Division of the American League, in fact he has described this duel as “exciting for baseball.”
“I think we’ve both been around long enough to understand the nature of the business. I think it’s exciting. It’s not often in baseball that you get matchups between two guys who have had the careers that he and I have had. I think it’s exciting for baseball, it’s exciting for us, I’m sure it’s exciting for him. I hope so”, expressed the 40-year-old right.
For his part, Scherzer was excited to face whoever his teammate was in two different stages of their careers, first with the Detroit Tigers in the American League and more recently with the New York Mets in the National League, however, he stressed that Your main opponents will be the hitters.
“It will be fun. Like my entire career, I’ve gotten to face all of the best pitchers in the world, and I’ve gotten to play with all of the best baseball players in the world. I’ve been playing Verlander for a while, so it’s going to be fun to play against him. But for me, I’m going against his lineup, it’s not necessarily like I’m going against him. We are not pitted against each other. But no, it will be fun to compete against him”, pointed out the 39-year-old right
Verlander and Scherzer are the owners of two careers worthy of reaching the Baseball Hall of Fame, since Between them they have 467 victories, 6,118.2 innings pitched, six Cy Young Awards and five no-hitters and no runs.
The Astros pitcher who is already assured to continue playing in 2024, ands the wins leader among active MLB players with 254 winssecond in career innings pitched with 3,292.1, in addition, he has three Cy Young Awards.
For his part, the Texas Rangers starter, who will also remain in the majors by 2024, is third in wins among active pitchers with 213is third in innings covered with 3,361 and is the winner of three Cy Young Awards.
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