Verlander Dominates, Castro Homers, Astros Beat Mets 2-0

Justin Verlander pitched two-hit ball for eight innings,

light-hitting reinforcement catcher Jason Castro lined a two-run homer

in the 10th and the Houston Astros beat the Mets 2-0 to send New York to its 

initial three-game long string of failures this season.

"I can't be that person that rolls in on start day and is only similar to relaxed

and playing around with folks and afterward attempt to turn it on when

I take the field," he said. "It doesn't work for me."

Verlander pitched two-hit ball for eight innings,

light-hitting reinforcement catcher Jason Castro lined a two-run drive

in the 10th for his most memorable homer this season and the Houston Astros beat 

the Mets 2-0 Wednesday to send New York to its initial three-game pallet this season.

Verlander (10-3) turned into the significant associations' initial 10-game victor,

striking out six and strolling one. The 39-year-old right-hander,

a double cross Cy Young Award champ and the 2011 AL MVP,

brought his ERA down to 2.03 ERA — third to Tampa Bay's Shane McClanahan and Miami's Sandy Alcantara.

"My curve this year has been great," Verlander said. "My slider isn't on par with what it was in '19.

My fastball has playing pretty well, getting a ton of powerless contact, sort of infield popups, high popups.

Miss is a smidgen down. It's simply fascinating.

I feel generally something similar, yet the stuff is by all accounts playing somewhat unique."