Yu Darvish gets a little fun Twitter ‘payback’ on Justin Verlander during the World Series

MIAMI, FL - APRIL 15: Yu Darvish #11 of the Chicago Cubs throws a pitch during the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on April 15, 2019 in Miami, Florida. All players are wearing the number 42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

CHICAGO – Even in the most pressure-packed situations, baseball players can still take some time to have a little fun and even laugh.

A perfect example of this comes from a play last night in Game 2 of the World Series at Minute Maid Park and an ace pitcher’s forgettable moment in the field.

In the fourth inning against the Nationals, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander slipped while trying to get a chopper from Ryan Zimmerman in the infield. When he tried to throw the ball towards first in a last-ditch attempt to get the runner, it went off his left that was in the air after the fall.

A humbled Verlander had a small grin on his face after the play, which was part of a 12-3 win by the Nationals Wednesday night, but someone on the Cubs was smiling a bit more.

Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish subtweeted the video of Verlander’s error and wrote “Justin….Not doing a lot here to help us dispel the pitchers aren’t athletes thing.”

It wasn’t done out of the blue, however, for this was something that Verlander did to Darvish early in his Cubs’ career.

Back on April 27, 2018, Verlander subtweeted a play where Darvish didn’t go for a triple against the Brewers at Wrigley Field. To that, Verlander wrote “Yu….Not doing a lot here to help us dispel the pitchers aren’t athletes thing.”

Because of that, Darvish decided to have a little good-natured Twitter fun on Wednesday night. Despite the defeat, Verlander was in the same spirit when he responded on Wednesday.

“Hahaha!! Well played sir,” was the pitcher’s tweet to Darvish as both players used a few less than memorable moments on the field to have a little fun.

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