Justin Verlander is the best pitcher in baseball but struggled mightily the past month. Even his good starts in May, pitching 7 innings and giving up 3 earned runs, are not good by JV standards. Three ERs in 7 innings is a 3.857 ERA.
I don’t claim to be in the know. In fact, I don’t know much. But I heard a rumor that his ex-girlfriend Emily Yuen got married. Now I know J.V. has been dating Kate Upton. However, from a little research, I found out that Justin and Emily began dating in High School, continued dating through college, and during his pro career. I will conjecture that Emily was Justin’s first love. If in fact, Emily is married or engaged to someone else, I don’t care who J.V. is dating or how much money he’s making, I would lay odds that his head is in a bad place.
In fact, I would bet that J.V. is re-evaluating a lot of things in his life. If the rumor about Emily getting married is true, and my conjecture is accurate, this could take a long time for J.V. to get over and could make for a tough season on the mound.
But what do I know?
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