Justin Verlander

The Texas Rangers completed a sweep of the Houston Astros on Sunday. But at least one member of the Astros, Justin Verlander, has a sense of humor about it.

Given the records of the two teams, the result of the series was surprising. In fact, no such series has happened in 12 years.

The 2006 Detroit Tigers, of course, also had Justin Verlander on the team, a fact that did not go unnoticed by the man himself.

Well, at least Houston has someone on the team who’s been through it.

Verlander did not pitch for Detroit in the 2006 series in question. He does, however, get some blame for what happened over the weekend. Verlander had a rough outing on Saturday, allowing two runs on nine hits with a walk over five innings in the losing effort.

Michael Dixon
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