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August 24, 2022 By David Suggs 0

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Astros ace Justin Verlander made light work of the Twins lineup on Tuesday, throwing six no-hit innings en route to his league-leading 16th win of the season.

Verlander fanned 10 batters and allowed just one baserunner — Nick Gordon reached base after striking out on a wild pitch in the second inning — bringing his ERA down to a minuscule 1.87. Yet Verlander didn't get a chance to see if he could notch the fourth no-hitter of his career; manager Dusty Baker pulled his atlanta braves majestic jersey starter after he reached 91 pitches.

Verlander wasn't too bothered, though. He missed each of the past two seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery. And while the future Hall of Famer would have loved to see if he could add another no-no to his collection, he seemed to take Baker's decision in stride.

“I like to go deep in games in the regular season, but I’d rather do it in the postseason or at least be fresh and str atlanta braves acuna jersey ong for that,” Verlander said.

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Verlander was on a pitch limit Tuesday. And after hitting pitch No. 90, he knew his day was coming to a close.

“After six innings at … 91 pitches, you know it’s not going to be one of those nights,” Verlander said. “Maybe 15 yMLB Hatsears ago, 10 years ago when I loved throw atlanta braves jersey shirt ing 130-something. But not MLB T-Shirts now and specifically not after Tommy John in my first season back.”

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The 39-year old has been among the AL's best pitchers in 2022, turning back the clock after an injury-plagued past few seasons.

He's not quite missing as many bats as he did in Yadier Molinahis 300-strikeout 2019 season. But with a walk rate in the league's 94th percentile, a fastball with ridiculous spin (90th percentileExpress ) and breaking balls that tend to result in weak contact, Verlander has established himself as the favorite for the AL Cy Young Award.

If he were to claim the honor, it would be the third of his career, tying him with Clayton Kershaw for the most Cy Young wins among active pitchers.