One Los Angeles waiter finally got his revenge on the Houston Astros and Justin Verlander.
The Astros right-hander ordered lunch at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Friday, just hours before Houston was scheduled to play the Los Angeles Angels, and his bill yielded some shocking results.
The $1-million charge on the tab for being a "Dodger Killer" is in response to Verlander and the Astros defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in last year's World Series. Houston took down L.A. in six games, with Verlander leading the way.
The seven-time All-Star went an incredible 4-1 with a 2.21 ERA in six postseason starts last year after being acquired from the Detroit Tigers. So, it's easy to see why the server was disgruntled with the pitcher's heroics against the local Dodgers.
The server, shown as Sonny L. on the bill, wasn't disciplined for doctoring the tab. In fact, Verlander actually got a free lunch out of the deal.
"The manager came over, and we ended up laughing about it," Verlander told ESPN. "They actually ended up comping the meal. Everyone was talking about how expensive the pancakes were and the salad. It was comped. It worked out well for both sides."
In addition to last year's dominance of the Dodgers, Verlander is a perfect 3-0 with a 2.91 ERA in his career against the Dodgers during regular-season play.
Verlander has earned roughly $200 million in salary throughout his 14-year baseball career to date, not including endorsements.