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How Astros' Justin Verlander stacks up to this legendary Houston pitcher

This week on Flippin Bats, Ben Verlander reacts to his brother Justin's incredible performance against the Mariners on Saturday, and does a deep dive into the stats to compare JV's career against Astros legend, Nolan Ryan.

For the sake of this comparison, we'll only look at Nolan Ryan's career through age 39. Basically making things even from an age standpoint. Be sure to check out Ben's thorough breakdown, as JV fairs very well against his idol. In fact, Ben even slightly gives the edge to Justin.

Here are a few stats he mentions:

Wins

Nolan Ryan 253

Justin Verlander 239

ERA

Nolan Ryan 3.15

Justin Verlander 3.27

WHIP

Justin Verlander 1.13

Nolan Ryan 1.28

WAR

Justin Verlander 75.6

Nolan Ryan 61.1

Don't miss the full breakdown above in the video!

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