One Man Highlight Reel
There really wasn’t much batting action when the Astros faced off against the Blue Jays and heading into the ninth the score was 0-0. For all of the amazing pitching that Justin Verlander was responsible for, his team was unable to take advantage of it right until the end of the game. A two-run homer would see the Astros win as long as Verlander could keep up his perfect no-hit game in the ninth.
An Impressive Run
The match started pretty much perfectly for Justin Verlander after he struck out Bo Bichette at the bottom of the first. The strikeout continued to come thick and fast with Verlander on the mound. Verlander had two strikeouts in the first, two in the second, several more in the following innings and three in the eighth. In the ninth, he recorded another strikeout to surpass the 250-strikeout mark for the fifth time in his career. Then his final out of the afternoon was a familiar one as Bo Burchette was up and out once again.
Justin Verlander now finds his name alongside the likes of Sandy Koufax, Cy Young, and Nolan Ryan to have pitched more than two no-hitters in their career. While Justin Verlander might be in the twilight of his career, he is edging toward that Hall of Fame spot when he retires.