The duo, who were once teammates and totaled $410 million (about 523.2 billion won), faced off for the second time in their career.
Justin Verlander (40, New York Mets) and Gerrit Cole (33, New York Yankees) started side by side in the second game between the ‘2023 Major League’ teams held at Citi Field in Flushing, New York, USA on the 15th (Korean time).스포츠토토
The two players are pitchers representing the major leagues, and they are showing outstanding performances enough to be called the strong candidates for entering the Hall of Fame (HOF) in the future. In the 2018-2019 season, he ate a pot of rice with the Houston Astros and played his part as the team’s one-two punch.
The previous head-to-head record is the second since July 1, 2015, when Verlander played for the Detroit Tigers and Cole played for the Pittsburgh Pirates. At that time, Verlander recorded 6 hits, 5 walks, 3 strikeouts and 3 runs (2 earned runs) in 6 innings. Cole contributed to the team’s victory with 9 hits, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts and 2 runs in 6⅔ innings. A lot of fans’ attention was focused on the starting match between the legendary pitchers, which took place in about 8 years.
On this day, Verlander is Jake Bowers (Right Fielder) – Giancarlo Stanton (DH) – Josh Donaldson (3B) – Anthony Rizzo (1B) – DJ LeMaheu (2B) – Isaiah Kayner Palepa (Center Field) – He faced the Yankees batting line of Billy McKinney (left fielder), Jose Treviño (catcher), and Anthony Volpi (shortstop).
Cole, on the other hand, is Brandon Nemo (center field), Starling Marte (right field), Jeff McNeil (2nd base), Francisco Lindor (shortstop), Francisco Alvarez (catcher), Brett Batty (designated hitter), Tommy Pam (left field), Eduardo They faced the Mets lineup of Escobar (third baseman) and Mark Vientos (first baseman).
The two players continued a tight pitching battle worthy of their reputation. The start of the game was delayed by about 40 minutes due to rain, but they fought hard as if there was no problem.
Verlander was hit by a double by leading batter McKinney in the top of the third inning. He put a runner in scoring position, but showed crisis management skills and tied up subsequent hitters. He displayed clean pitching, giving up only one batter in five innings.
The call wasn’t too bad. The perfect march continued until the end of the 4th inning. In the bottom of the 5th inning, he was shaken for a while. After giving up a double to lead hitter Lindor, Alvarez’s right fielder gave up third base to the runner on second base. It seemed to escape the crisis by striking out Baty with a swing at 1 out and 3 base, but Pam hit a 1-run double and allowed a 0-1 lead.
After the balance of the game on thin ice was broken, Verlander also made his first run. He allowed a double to leadoff batter Treviño. Afterwards, after sending a runner to third base on Volpi’s right fielder’s floating ball, Bowers hit a timely 1 RBI hit to tie the game 1-1.
The Yankees added two runs in the top of the 7th inning, giving Cole the winning pitcher requirement. Cole smiled, passed the baton to reliever Jimmy Cordero, and came down the mound. With the top of the seventh inning over, the Yankees have a 3-1 lead over the Mets.