Justin Verlander joined some elite firm Sunday afternoon.
The Astros ace was on fireplace towards the Mariners, recording 4 strikeouts on the day. These 4 strikeouts pushed Verlander to 200 strikeouts on the season.
Out of Verlander’s 15 seasons within the league, 9 of them noticed him document at the least 200 strikeouts. In keeping with ESPN Stats and Data, that makes Verlander the seventh pitcher in MLB historical past to have 9 seasons with 200-plus strikeouts.
Justin Verlander has reached 200 strikeouts this season.
He turns into the seventh pitcher in MLB historical past to document 9 200-K seasons, becoming a member of Nolan Ryan (15), Randy Johnson (13), Roger Clemens (12), Tom Seaver (10), Pedro Martínez (9), and Bob Gibson (9). pic.twitter.com/2mz0C1KHRN
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Together with Verlander, Nolan Ryan (15), Randy Johnson (13), Roger Clemens (12), Tom Seaver (10), Pedro Martínez (9), and Bob Gibson (9) all have achieved the feat. Out of those six pitchers, solely Clemens is not within the MLB Corridor of Fame.
Verlander leads lively gamers with probably the most 200-plus strikeout seasons, as properly. Each Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw have seven seasons with 200 or extra strikeouts.
Verlander, 36, has shined this season in an All-Star rotation that options Gerrit Cole and now Zack Greinke. Earlier than Sunday’s recreation, he had a league-best 14-Four document in 23 begins with an AL-best 2.73 ERA.