Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander took advantage of the stay-at-home order that postponed the start of the 2020 MLB season due to the national coronavirus pandemic, getting his baseball fix with a trip down memory lane with wife Kate Upton and daughter Genevieve.
“Forcing the family to watch my 2007 no hitter streaming on @mlb. “You’ll sit here and watch it and like it.” #openingdayathome,” the two-time AL Cy Young winner wrote on Instagram Thursday.
Verlander, 37, was watching the first no-hitter of his career from when he was with the Detroit Tigers. It came on June 12, 2007 against the Milwaukee Brewers. The eight-time All-Star owns the last two recorded no-hitters in Tigers’ history, with the most recent one coming on May 4, 2011 against the Toronto Blue Jays.
This past season with Houston, Verlander pitched his third career no-hitter on the road against the Blue Jays.