Justin Verlander had a tough time fielding his position at one point Wednesday night.
In the top of the fourth inning between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals in Game 2 of the World Series, Ryan Zimmerman hit a dribbler just beside the mound. Verlander gave chase to it, sliding to corral the ball, only to throw it right into his leg upon trying to get Zimmerman at first.
It wasn’t exactly the most graceful play.
Well, apparently Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish keeps receipts, and as such he had a perfect opportunity to zing Verlander. Darvish on Twitter made reference to when Verlander jokingly called him out for a lack of gracefulness back in 2018.
And yeah, Darvish knew exactly what he was doing.
Verlander, to his credit, took it well.
Unfortunately for Verlander and the Astros, though, things really unraveled for Houston shortly after the slide in Game 2, as Washington won 12-3 to take a 2-0 series lead.
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