Justin Verlander has shown throughout his career that he’ll speak his mind on any situation. Well, the former Cy Young winner proved that narrative to be true on Wednesday night.
Following the Astros’ loss to the Tigers, Verlander reportedly refused to speak to a Detroit reporter. The Detroit Free Press said they were banned from his post-game media scrum.
The identity of the reporter wasn’t revealed, but Verlander did shed light on his history with him/her.
Verlander went on social media to provide clarity to this situation. His issue is clearly with the reporter whom he banned from the clubhouse.
"I declined to speak with the Detroit Free Press rep last night because of his unethical behavior in the past. I reached out to the Detroit Free Press multiple times before the game to notify them why and to give them an opportunity to have someone else there,” Verlander wrote on Twitter. “Ironically they didn’t answer.”
That’s a strong response from Verlander.
While Verlander tries to sort out this dispute with the media, the 36-year-old ace is having another strong year on the mound.
Verlander has a 15-5 record and 2.77 ERA in his third year with Houston.