The friendly feud between the two players began in April of last season when Verlander called out Darvish for misplaying his run around the bases.
"Not doing a lot here to help us dispel the pitchers aren't athletes thing," Verlander joked.
—Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) April 27, 2018
On Wednesday night, Darvish got his revenge. While attempting to field a ground ball, Verlander fell to his back and wound up throwing the ball off his leg, leaving the runner safe at first base.
Darvish turned Verlander's words against him.
—ダルビッシュ有(Yu Darvish) (@faridyu) October 24, 2019
Verlander and the Astros would go on to lose the game, but on Thursday, his mood was light enough to at least get a good laugh in at Darvish's dig.
—Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) October 24, 2019
The Houston Astros quest for their second World Series title in three years hasn't gone as planned. After dominating their way through the American League side of the postseason bracket, the Astros have dropped the first two games of the World Series to the Nationals in Houston and now will need to win at least two games in Washington to bring the series back home.
Hopefully, in his next start, Verlander will look a bit more athletic.