Justin Verlander's pitch was so good, Todd Frazier thought it was a ball and struck out swinging
In the Astros' 7-1 win over the Yankees in Game 6 of the AL Championship Series presented by Camping World, Verlander proved just how tricky his curveball can be. His victim --
During the top of the fifth inning on a 1-2 pitch, Verlander rocketed a 82-mph curve past Frazier, and the results made it difficult to watch:
"I hadn't seen [the curve] in a while. He hadn't thrown it in a long time," Frazier said after the game. "He buckled me. We all saw it. I looked silly. But I was ready for it the next at-bat and felt pretty good. I put a pretty good swing on it and he threw the fastball and I thought I had it."
Verlander remains filthy.