Justin Verlander dominance against the Yankees continues, and even though the Bronx Bombarders have been recently on fire, the ace shut them down in 8 innings, but at the end of the day, the bullpen lost the game and gave away Verlander's gem.
But Verlander's performance was one for the books after he had 14 strikeouts and just allowed 3 hits over 8 innings. According to James Smyth of YES Network, this was just the fourth time since 1908 that an opposing pitcher has struck out at least 13 Yankees in a single game without a walk.
Other pitchers that have accomplished this feat are Curt Schilling and Pedro Martinez. Also, Verlander became the first pitcher in history with three games with 13 K's or more against the Yankees, including the playoffs.
Justin Verlander: 1st pitcher in MLB history (since 1908) with 3 games of 13+ K vs Yankees (incl. playoffs).— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) 2 de mayo de 2018
So far, Verlander has been really impressing, showing his Cy Young form with a record of 4-0 and an ERA of 1.13 with already 62 strikeouts in 47.2 innings pitched this season.