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By the numbers: Justin Verlander's post no-hitter performances

Justin Verlander reacts after throwing a no-hitter at the end of the ninth inning during an MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on September 01, 2019, in Toronto, Canada.
Justin Verlander reacts after throwing a no-hitter at the end of the ninth inning during an MLB game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on September 01, 2019, in Toronto, Canada.

HOUSTON – Houston Astros star pitcher Justin Verlander is just one of six MLB players to ever throw at least three no-hitters.

Saturday's start against the Mariners was Verlander's first game on the mound since his no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this month.

Let's take a look how he's done in the game following a no-hit effort.

2007

The no-hittter: June 12 - 12 K, 4 BB in a 4-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

The game after: June 17 - 6 IP, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K in a 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Analysis: Verlander didn't have his best start but was solid enough against a really good Phillies team to help the Tigers get a win.

2011

The no-hitter: May 7 - 4 K, 1 BB in a 9-0 win over the Blue Jays.

The game after: May 13 - 8 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 3 BB, 7 K in a 3-1 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Analysis: Same dominant Verlander. He followed up his no-no with a great effort and only allowed two hits in eight innings in another win.

2019

The no-hitter: Sept. 1 - 14 K, 1 BB in a 2-0 win over the Blue Jays.

The game after: Sept. 7 - 7 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K in a 2-1 win over the Seattle Mariners.

Analysis: Very similar to 2011, Verlander went out and dominated again. He more than likely locked up the Cy Young after his no-hitter, but there's nothing wrong with solidifying it with consistent one-run efforts. Verlander's ERA is now 2.52.