Astros win 2-0 on a 120 pitch no hitter, this is JV's third career no hitter and would have been a perfect game if he had not walked the 2nd batter. 36 years old, 14 strikeouts.
Verlander had already had a 111 pitch game in July and a 117 pitch game in August. He entered the ninth inning with 109 or 110 pitches. No manager would deny Verlander the opportunity to pitch a full 9 inning No-hitter the way he pitched today.The way they govern the number of pitches these days, this is becoming a lost art. I'm sure Nolan is proud of the young man.