Justin Verlander Says Goodbye To Houston Astros Fans
Although Justin Verlander is departing from Houston after the Mets agreed to grant him a contract that binds him to his new teammate Max Scherzer. For the highest average annual salary in baseball ($43.3 million). He praised the area and its supporters on his way out of town.
On Wednesday night, Verlander wrote, “To Houston: From the bottom of my heart, I appreciate your being so positive,” the user registered on Instagram, giving and accepting.” “I’ll always be thankful that you helped my family, and I feel at home.
Ever since the trade in 2017, we have all experienced a ton of incredible moments together. My family and I will always treasure our time spent in the (H) and our lifelong memories there. Many thanks, The Verlanders.
Shortly after defeating the Phillies in the World Series, Verlander and his wife, Kate Upton, also showed their love for the city. When Upton discussed how much she detested crowds jeering the visiting team on the MLB Network’s postgame show, Verlander responded, Houston fans deserve praise for their dedication.”
“Yes. Houston, I suppose, supporters. Can you picture a Houston supporter jeering someone?” Upton asked. No, they are the most kind-hearted people on earth.
On August 31, 2017, the Astros acquired Verlander, and two months later, they captured their first World Series title. They won their second five years later. Tommy John surgery caused Verlander’s time in Houston to be cut short, but during his three seasons with the Astros, he won two Cy Young Awards and came in second place for a third.
While sporting an Astros uniform, he threw his third no-hitter, struck out his 3,000th batter, and won the ERA championship. In 102 starts during the regular season, he had a 2.26 ERA and a 3.87 ERA in 109 13 postseason innings. Verlander started 17 playoff games, 11 of which Houston won.