Things couldn't be going much better for Justin Verlander at the moment. The Astros ace is arguably the best pitcher in baseball and a guaranteed Hall of Famer. To add to that, he has a beautiful wife in Kate Upton and a cute baby daughter. On Friday, his family was caught in an adorable video where he was waving at them from the dugout during Game 1 of the ALDS against the Rays.
This moment was caught after a dominant outing where Verlander threw seven scoreless innings in his first start this postseason.
What's even more mind-boggling is that he's is doing all of this at the ripe age of 36. Most athletes would be announcing their retirement at this point. Verlander, on the other hand, looks better than ever.
Perhaps JV continues to improve due to the motivation he gets from his supportive family. Upton has been spotted numerous times at games to cheer on her husband.
Either way, this current version of Verlander is amazing. And there's a scary possibility he'll only get better.