Justin Verlander, 40, of the New York Mets, the winningest active pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB), has reached 250 career wins.
The right-hander pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball, striking out five and walking one in a 5-2 victory over the Washington Nationals at Citi Field in New York City, New York, on Monday.
The Mets signed Verlander to a two-year, $86 million contract ahead of the season.
However, Verlander struggled with a shoulder injury early in the season. After his first start on May 5, he pitched erratically.메이저사이트
In July, he began to rack up the wins, going 4-1 with a 1.69 ERA in his last five starts. He is 6-5 with a 3.15 ERA this year and is on pace for double-digit wins.
He became the 49th player in major league history to reach the 250-win plateau. He is the first pitcher to reach 250 wins in three years since C.C. Sabathia in 2019.
Verlander is considered the closest pitcher to 300 wins, but it won’t be easy due to his advanced age.
Meanwhile, the Mets finished the season with 50 wins and 55 losses, good for fourth place in the National League East.