Wed. May 31st, 2023

Why did Justin Verlander (40), who signed a two-year-$86 million contract with the New York Mets last winter after winning the American League Cy Young Award, be delayed?

On the 27th (hereinafter Korean time),, 토토사이트the official website of Major League Baseball, mentioned Verlander’s starting pitching order after the start of the 2023 season.

According to this, the New York Mets will bring Max Scherzer (39) to the opening game of the 2023 season, which will be held on the 31st. Appointing Scherzer before Verlander is quite possible.

After that, the New York Mets will start David Peterson (28) or Tyler Megil (28) instead of Verlander in the second game on April 1st. Verlander’s third game on April 2nd.

Regarding this, mentioned that the New York Mets planned the above schedule to give Verlander the honor of starting the home opener.

The New York Mets will play four straight games against the Miami Marlins from the 31st to April 3rd, and three straight games against the Milwaukee Brewers from April 4th to April 6th.

Accordingly, the first home game of the 2023 season will be the 8th game of the season on April 7th. The New York Mets plan to feature Verlander in this game. He is the starting pitcher for the home opener.

For this reason, Verlander started the new season as the team’s third starting pitcher, as well as not being able to play in the opening game right after winning the Cy Young Award.

Verlander, who will be in his 18th year in the major leagues, recorded 18-4 with a 1.75 ERA with the Houston Astros last year. His third Cy Young Award.

Since then, Verlander signed a staggering $43 million annual contract with the New York Mets. Accordingly, Verlander reunited with former Detroit Tigers teammate Scherzer.

The New York Mets have high expectations for Verlander. He hopes to lead the starting mound with Scherzer to win the World Series.

Meanwhile, Senga Kodai (30) from the Japanese professional baseball, newly recruited by the New York Mets this winter, will begin his first major league season as the pitcher next to Verlander.

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