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Oct 4, 2022 5.0 18 4 1.75 26
Sep 28, 2022 7.0 17 4 1.80 19
Sep 22, 2022 6.0 17 4 1.82 10
Sep 16, 2022 5.0 17 3 1.78 24.5
Aug 28, 2022 3.0 16 3 1.84 8

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Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
2023 0.00 0.00
2022 601.521.5 175.0 18 4 185 29 1.75 0.83
2021 0.0 0.00 0.00
3y Avg. 20720.7 60.3 6 1 64 10 1.79 0.83
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  • Justin Verlander: Wins third AL Cy Young Award

    Verlander was unanimously voted as the American League Cy Young Award winner on Wednesday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports The future Hall of Famer finished the season with an incredible 1.75 ERA and 0.83 WHIP across 175 innings, securing the third Cy Young Award of his career (2011, 2019) in a unanimous decision. Though Verlander, a free agent, will turn 40 before the start of next season, he has shown no signs of slowing down and figures to have no trouble attracting lucrative offers on the open market.
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  • Justin Verlander: Entering free agency

    Verlander declined his $25 million player option for 2023 on Thursday and became a free agent, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. After he missed the entire 2021 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Verlander re-signed with the Astros last November on a one-year, $25 million deal that contained a conditional $25 million player option for 2023 if he tossed at least 130 innings in 2022. Not only did Verlander blow past that mark by covering 175 frames, but he finished the campaign as the odds-on favorite for the American League Cy Young Award by going 18-4 with a 1.75 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 185:29 K:BB. Though he'll be entering his age-40 season in 2023, Verlander has shown no signs of slowing down and shouldn't have much trouble securing a multi-year deal in free agency at well above the $25 million annual salary he would have due had he exercised his option. Given the great success Verlander has enjoyed since arriving in Houston in an August 2017 trade with the Tigers, expect the Astros to do everything they can to retain their ace this offseason.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Battles for win in Game 5

    Verlander pitched five innings and earned the win during Thursday's 3-2 victory over the Phillies in Game 5 of the World Series, allowing one run on four hits and four walks while striking out six. Verlander surrendered a leadoff homer to Kyle Schwarber in the first inning and seven more Phillies reached base in the first three frames, but he was able to work out of multiple jams without allowing another run. Pitching in his 17th season, Verlander recorded his first World Series win on the mound Thursday night. The righty has struggled to a 5.85 ERA over 20 innings in this postseason, but one more Houston victory would give him his second World Series ring.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Allows five runs in Game 1

    Verlander pitched five innings and did not factor into the decision Friday night in Game 1 of the World Series, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five in a 6-5 loss to the Phillies. Verlander was given a five-run advantage by the Houston offense, but he surrendered six hits and five runs in his last two innings and was unable to keep the lead. After three perfect innings to begin the game, the 39-year-old seemed on his way to another gem before the Phillies broke through and made consistent hard contact. Coming into the World Series with a 10-1 record and 1.64 ERA at home during the 2022 regular season, Verlander was expected to give the Astros a great chance at taking an early lead in the series. Instead, he has now given up five runs or more in two of his three playoff starts, a slightly alarming trend for the future Hall of Famer.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Stellar performance in Game 1

    Verlander earned the win during Game 1 of the ALCS on Wednesday, allowing one run on three hits and one walk while striking out 11 over six innings in the 4-2 victory over the Yankees. Verlander delivered a vintage performance Wednesday night, keeping the dangerous New York lineup in check for six strong innings. The Yankees had runners on second and third with one out in the third inning, but Verlander was able to strike out Josh Donaldson and Matt Carpenter to keep the game tied. The 39-year-old then retired the next nine batters, delivering a crucial bounce-back performance after allowing six runs to the Mariners in his previous outing. The 11 strikeouts were the most in a postseason game for Verlander since he recorded 13 against the Yankees in the 2017 ALCS.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Confirmed as Game 1 starter

    Verlander will start Game 1 of the ALDS against the Mariners or Blue Jays on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. There was little doubt Verlander would earn the honor, as he rebounded from Tommy John surgery to record a 1.75 ERA in 28 starts this season, likely earning him a Cy Young. His 3.40 lifetime ERA in the postseason doesn't trail his career 3.24 regular-season ERA by much, though he owns a mediocre 4.27 ERA over his last nine playoff starts dating back to 2018.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Throws five no-hit innings

    Verlander (18-4) threw five no-hit innings to earn the win Tuesday over the Phillies. He struck out 10 and walked one. The Astros didn't push Verlander very far in a game that had no impact on the regular season. He exited after 77 pitches (51 strikes) in another sharp start to put a bow on his excellent regular season. The 39-year-old finishes with a 1.75 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 185:29 K:BB through 175 innings over 28 starts, and he'll likely be back on the mound for Game 1 of the ALDS in a week.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Allows run, fans eight

    Verlander did not factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits with one walk over seven innings against the Diamondbacks. He struck out eight. It was a bit of a rocky beginning for Verlander, who gave up three hits in a row to start the first inning, including a leadoff double from Daulton Varsho. Both runs against Verlander scored in the frame, though one was unearned due to a passed ball. The right-hander then retired 18 of the next 23 batters he faced, though he did hit a batter to lead off the seventh. Verlander has not allowed a home run since July 23 and holds a 1.68 ERA in nine starts over that span, with 58 strikeouts and seven walks over 53.2 innings.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Records loss during quality start

    Verlander (17-4) took the loss Thursday, allowing two runs on six hits over six innings in a 2-0 loss against the Orioles. He struck out four without walking a batter. Verlander surrendered a two-run single to Rougned Odor with two outs in the second inning and did not receive any help from his offense. The loss was the right-hander's first since June 18 -- in 13 starts since, he's posted a 1.34 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 86:12 K:BB through 80.2 innings.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Punches out nine in return

    Verlander (17-3) allowed no hits and one walk while striking out nine across five scoreless innings to earn the win Friday against the Athletics. Verlander made his first start in nearly three weeks but showed no signs of rust. He dominated the weak Athletics lineup, racking up 12 swinging strikes on 79 total pitches to help him account for nine of his 15 outs via the strikeout. Spanning back to Aug. 23, Verlander has now turned in three consecutive scoreless starts spanning 14 innings. In that same span, he has a dominant 25:2 K:BB. For the season, Verlander owns a a 1.78 ERA and 0.83 WHIP across 157 frames.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Officially activated Friday

    Verlander (calf) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list ahead of Friday's start against the Athletics, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Verlander has been on the injured list with a calf injury since Aug. 30, but he began a throwing program nearly two weeks ago and is ready to return. The right-hander felt good after throwing a bullpen session this week, but it's not yet clear whether he'll face any workload restrictions in the home start against Oakland. Hunter Brown should move to the bullpen now that Verlander is healthy, while Seth Martinez was sent down Friday.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Eyeing Friday return

    Astros manager Dusty Baker said Verlander (calf) is in line to return from the 15-day injured list to start Friday against the Athletics, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports. Verlander hasn't yet been confirmed to rejoin the rotation Friday, as the Astros will presumably want to see how he feels following his most recent throwing session before officially signing off on his return. Even if Verlander isn't locked in to start Friday, he looks to be trending toward slotting back into the rotation at some point this weekend, barring any major setbacks with his right calf. Rookie Hunter Brown is expected to move to the bullpen to open up a spot in the six-man rotation for Verlander, who has been on the shelf since Aug. 30.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Eyeing return next weekend

    Verlander (calf) is hoping to return to from the 15-day injured list to make a start during next weekend's series with the Athletics, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports. Verlander won't be activated Tuesday when first eligible, but he threw his second bullpen session Sunday since landing on the injured list and felt fine afterward. He could throw again Tuesday or Wednesday -- either against hitters or in another bullpen session -- as one final test of his health before the Astros sign off on his return from the IL. If Verlander is in fact activated at some point next weekend, he could face a limited pitch count in his return to the rotation.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Throws Friday without issue

    Verlander (calf) threw around 30 pitches in the bullpen Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. It's not clear if Verlander was throwing at maximum effort Friday, but regardless, pitching coach Josh Miller relayed that "everything went well." Verlander will throw again in a few days, and the Astros should provide another update on his status after that.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Throws off slope of mound

    Verlander (calf) threw off the slope of a mound Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Verlander hasn't yet been cleared to toe the rubber, but he said Wednesday that he hopes to throw a light bullpen session in the next few days. He doesn't yet have a timetable to return from the injured list but said that he's progressing as expected in his recovery from a right calf injury.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Tracking toward brief IL stint

    Astros general manager James Click said Verlander (calf) likely won't return from the 15-day injured list Sept. 13 when first eligible, but the right-hander isn't expected to be sidelined far beyond that date, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Verlander seems to be progressing quickly from the right calf injury that prompted the Astros to deactivate him Tuesday. He threw off flat ground Sunday for the second straight day and looks like he could be ready to step back on the mound at some point during the upcoming week. Once that happens, Verlander will begin the process of ramping up through live batting practice sessions and simulated games. While Verlander is out, the Astros are expected to maintain a six-man rotation, as rookie Hunter Brown is on track to make his first big-league appearance as a starter Monday against the Rangers.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Throws from 60 feet

    Verlander (calf) played catch from 60 feet Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Verlander hit the injured list with a calf issue Tuesday, two days after he exited his start against the Orioles early. While he still has several steps to go before being activated, it's encouraging to see him throwing again in some capacity.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Lands on IL

    The Astros placed Verlander (calf) on the 15-day injured list Tuesday. According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, Verlander underwent an MRI on Monday that revealed fascial disruption, but no muscle fiber disruption to his right calf, which he injured while covering first base in Sunday's start against the Orioles. While a timeline for Verlander's return hasn't yet been established, the diagnosis was worrisome enough for the club to place him on the shelf for at least the next couple weeks. Due to a pair of off days this week, Houston planned on scaling its rotation back to five men, so Cristian Javier will presumably return from the bullpen to take over Verlander's spot in the rotation. Additionally, top pitching prospect Hunter Brown is expected to be added from Triple-A Sugar Land when the active roster expands to 28 players Thursday, providing further coverage for Houston while Verlander is on the mend. In his comeback from Tommy John surgery this season, Verlander has re-emerged as a leading American League Cy Young candidate, as he turned in a 1.84 ERA and 0.86 WHIP over 152 innings before exiting Sunday's outing. He won't be eligible to come off the IL until Sept. 13.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Pulled with calf discomfort

    Verlander was removed from Sunday's start versus the Orioles with right calf discomfort, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. The veteran right-hander battled against Baltimore and needed 60 pitches to get through three scoreless frames before he exited with the calf issue. Any injury is a concern, especially at this point in the season, but it's an encouraging sign Verlander isn't dealing with an arm issue. It remains to be seen if the injury affects his availability for his next turn through the rotation, but the Astros can afford to be extra cautious this week with scheduled off days Monday and Thursday.
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  • Astros' Justin Verlander: Dominant in 16th win

    Verlander (16-3) did not give up a hit, walk or run in six innings of work to earn the win in a 4-2 victory over the Twins on Tuesday. He struck out 10. Verlander continued his Cy Young-caliber campaign with six innings of no-hit ball and ultimately retired 18 of the 19 batters he faced. What's more, the only hitter to reach base against him was Nick Gordon off a wild pitch on a third strike in the second inning. Verlander will look to move into sole possession of the major-league lead in wins in his next expected start at Texas.
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