Michael Fulmer's Rookie of the Year win means he owes Justin Verlander dinner -- apparently
Fulmer, 23, racked up 132 strikeouts en route to his honor, notching a 7.5 K/9 ratio along the way -- a few behind rotation mate Justin Verlander and his 10.0 K/9 rate. It was also more than Verlander's in his Rookie of the Year season in 2006 (6.0).
That's a one-two punch that misses a lot of bats, and, apparently, they had a friendly agreement in place should Fulmer win the award.
That led to this:
And then, after Fulmer did win the award, this:
And this response from an obviously excited Verlander:
A free dinner's a free dinner! That's something everybody can support, right? Besides, it also earned Fulmer a new nickname from his veteran teammate:
Congratulations indeed, "Roy."