Gio Urshela earned the role of MLB villain of the day, for connecting a single that ended with the no-hitter of the star starter of the Houston Astros, Justin Verlander.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, the Minnesota Twins’ Colombian infielder took advantage of a pitch in the outside corner to hit a hit to right field that ended the magic of Verlander’s no-hit, no-run game.
In this way, the 39-year-old pitcher was only 5 outs away from achieving another important milestone in his brilliant career in the Major Leagues.
Gio Urshela broke Justin Verlander’s no-HIT game in the bottom of the eighth. pic.twitter.com/y2VTh5onUC
— Jonathan Tiburcio? (@TiburcioJ18) May 11, 2022
Despite the emotional shock caused by Urshela’s hit, the experienced starter for the Texan team had no major problems getting the episode to zero.
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In total, Verlander allowed just one hit in 8 innings of work, with 5 strikeouts and 2 walks. Impressive work for the ace of the rotation of some Astros that are currently in the second position of the Western Division of the American League.
Justin Verlander’s achievements in the MLB
The almost 40-year-old star has a brilliant career that possibly allows him to be inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame.
Among his individual achievements stands out: 2 Cy Young awards, an MVP, Rookie of the Year, Triple Crown and an ERA title.