Moon Sung-dae Reporter = New York Mets pitcher Justin Verlander (40), the winningest active pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB), has reached 250 career wins.
The right-hander pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts and one walk in a 5-2 victory over the Washington Nationals at Citi Field in New York City, New York, on Wednesday.
The Mets signed Verlander to a two-year, $86 million contract ahead of the season.
However, Verlander struggled with a shoulder injury early in the season. After his first start on May 5, he pitched erratically.
In July, he began to rack up the wins, going 4-1 with a 1.69 ERA in his last five starts. He is 6-5 with a 3.15 ERA this year and is on pace for double-digit wins.온라인카지노
He became the 49th player in major league history to reach the 250-win plateau. He is the first pitcher to reach 250 wins in three years since C.C. Sabathia in 2019.
Verlander is considered the closest pitcher to reaching 300 wins, but it won’t be easy due to his advanced age.