DETROIT – Justin Verlander finished in second place in the American League Cy Young Award voting Wednesday behind former teammate Rick Porcello.
Verlander received 14 of 30 first-place votes -- the most in the AL -- but finished behind Porcello due to two writers who left Verlander off their ballots completely.
Verlander's fiancee, Kate Upton, was not pleased.
"Hey MLB, I thought I was the only person allowed to ---- Justin Verlander?" Upton tweeted. "What 2 writers didn't have him on their ballot?"
Sometimes tone doesn't translate over social media, but it seems like Upton disagrees with the final outcome. Luckily, her follow-up tweets erased any doubt.
"He had the majority of 1st place votes and 2 writers didn't have him on their ballots?!!" Upton tweeted afterward. "Can you pick more out of touch people to vote, MLB?"
He had the majority of 1st place votes and 2 writers didn't have him on their ballots?!! can you pick more out of touch people to vote?@MLB— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) November 16, 2016
Yeah, I think it's fair to say she's mad. At least 28 of 30 AL Cy Young voters would probably agree she's mad.
"Sorry Rick, but you didn't get any 1st place votes? You didn't win," Upton tweeted. "#ByeFelicia. MLB, keep up with the times and fire those writers."
Verlander would probably prefer Upton didn't involve his former rotation mate in her firestorm, but he probably shouldn't pick that fight until things die down.
Upton isn't the only Verlander supporter who's #MadOnline tonight. Younger brother, Ben Verlander, took the role of "Salty Younger Brother."
Hey, @wwchastain, please explain to me why you didn't vote for my brother. Thanks.— Ben Verlander (@Verly32) November 16, 2016
That wasn't a rhetorical question either. @wwchastain I want an answer. From you and your other twitterless Tampa Bay buddy— Ben Verlander (@Verly32) November 17, 2016
Verlander didn't win the Cy Young Award, but at least he knows he has a very passionate support group.