Houston Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. That’s been known for some time now.
Taking on the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday evening, Verlander added to his Cooperstown resume in a big way. The former Cy Young winner and seven-time All-Star struck out a career-high 15 batters in seven innings.
All 15 strikeouts were of the swinging variety, putting Verlander in an elite group.