As the Astros defeat the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the ALCS, Justin Verlander throws a masterpiece.
two pinstripe heartbreaks, and countless numbers of enraged supporters engaging in verbal and virtual combat
Justin Verlander started on the mound at Minute Maid Park against the New York Yankees
exactly like he did in 2017 and 2019, when the Houston Astros used their illegal sign-stealing plan and later had it exposed
Since then, they have grown to be the most despised club in Major League Baseball,
an unexpected development given that the Yankees frequently draw this criticism.
But one thing endures: Whether or not cheating batters are involved, Verlander is still the difference at 39 years old with a repaired right arm.