Houston Astros: 4 Verlander Stats You Might Not Know

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Houston Astros, Justin Verlander
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1) Hits per nine innings pitched, Rank # 1

In 2019, Verlander allowed just 5.529 hits per nine innings. No Astros starter has ever accomplished that feat. Coming in second, Mike Scott allowed slightly less than six hits per game in 1986.

In effect, Verlander broke an Astros record that stood for 33 years.

2) Walks per nine innings pitched, Rank # 9

In 2018, Verlander allowed 1.556 walks per nine innings pitched, ranking ninth all-time in Astros history. The veteran right-hander also placed 17th with his 2019 campaign by allowing 1.695 walks per nine innings pitched.

Leading the Astros in this category happens to be Verlander’s former teammate, Zack Greinke, who in 2020 allowed the lowest walks per nine innings pitched ratio in franchise history with 1.209.