A pretty significant part of being married involves supporting your partner in good times and in bad. When Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander narrowly lost out on the American League Cy Young award Wednesday, his wife Kate Upton was there to pick him up.
— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) November 15, 2018
Upton says she “won’t be going to Tampa any time soon.” She then adds, “Justin wants everyone to know I’m ‘joking.'”
Turns out, Tampa Bay was to blame for that loss as well. The two BBWAA writers from Tampa Bay were the only two voters to leave Verlander completely off their ballots in 2016.
With the loss, Verlander has now finished second in the Cy Young voting three times in his career. The other year he finished second, 2012, he lost to David Price of … you guessed it … the Tampa Bay Rays. Verlander did manage to take home the award in 2011, though.
The 35-year-old Verlander has one year and a team option on his current deal with the Astros. If he decides he wants to keep playing once he hits the free-agent market, we imagine Upton will cross Tampa Bay off his list.
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