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Astros’ Justin Verlander Pulled During No-Hit Bid



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Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander was in the midst of a no-hit bid against the Minnesota Twins during Houston’s 4-2 victory on Tuesday night when he was shockingly pulled after 91 pitches, erasing his chance to notch a no-hitter.

Verlander, 39, may have been frustrated with the call to end his no-hit bid, but he certainly didn’t show it in conversations with the media following the game.

“It was a pretty easy conversation,” Verlander said, according to’s Brian McTaggart.

Verlander has been stellar for the Astros this season, posting a 15-3 record and a 1.95 ERA that leads all qualified pitchers in Major League Baseball this season for the Astros.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.