Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Justin Verlander strikes out 2,000th big league batter

Congratulations go out to Detroit Tigers RHP Justin Verlander on his 2,00th big league strikeout today vs the Minnesota Twins.

                                         Photo from Detroit Free Press
Here's how social media celebrated Verlander's milestone strikeout.

                                                      ESPN Baseball Tonight
Detroit Tigers

Verlander struck out the Twins Eddie Rosario in the 4th inning at Comerica Park today in the Tigers 6-3 win over Minnesota.

Verlander is the 76th big league pitcher to reach 2,000 punchouts.

Verlander is just the second Tigers pitcher to record 2,000 K's in a career, joining LHP Mickey Lolich,  who struck out a club record 2, 679 batters while pitching in the Motor City.

The 2,000 strikeouts is another milestone in the magnificent 12 year career of Verlander,  who also recorded his 160th career WIN today.

It's not out of the question that Verlander, who struck out 10 Twins batters today, will one day break the Tigers record.

Congratulations Justin!

Play Ball!

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