Verlander returned to the Roger's Centre mound and hurled another masterpiece, some eight-plus years after no-hitting the Blue Jays as a member of the Detroit Tigers in May of 2011.
JV is the first pitcher in MLB history to no-hit the same team on the road!
Verlander struck out 14 Toronto batters, walked just one, and became just the 6th big league hurler to toss three, or more, no-hittets in a career.
It's pretty obvious, well, to me, at least, that JV has clinched his 2nd Cy Young Award, and... will win the 2019 A.L. MVP as well.
👉👉👉👉 Yes, I said MVP!
The BEST pitcher in the A.L. on the BEST team in the A.L....and that's what we have going on right now... JV and the Astros are the team to beat for the pennant in the Junior Circuit!
I feel as of I have played a small part in this history today, as I ordered this card about an hour before the final out of JV's masterpiece.
2019 Topps Archives Justin Verlander
Oh, and by the way, JV has 2,963 career strikeouts through today's game, just 37 punchouts from the magical 3,000 K plateau on his way to that spot reserved in Cooperstown.
Baseball is, simply, the best game.
PLAY BALL! ⚾️