Justin Verlander and Kate Upton Hit the Zoo

Justin Verlander Kate Upton zoo

On May 3, Justin Verlander gave up seven runs to the Indians in his worst start of the year, but the Tigers ace wasn’t deterred as he took to Twitter to let the haters know that he’d be dominating again soon.

I'm going to dominate soon! I'm close. Doubt me if you want… We'll see. #gotigers

— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) May 4, 2016

Hopefully you didn’t berate Justin on Twitter after that, because he’s been on a hot streak since that tweet allowing just four runs and striking out 27 in 22 1/3 innings. Oh, and he hit a career milestone Wednesday as he reached the 2,000-strikeout mark.

And with the Tigers on an off day, Justin celebrated in the best way possible — chilling with Kate Upton and some penguins at Detroit Zoo:

What a great #offday at the #detroitzoo today! Just feeding my #penguin buddy a fish brrrrrrrito. 😂 #lamejoke @detroitzoo

All about that #penguinlife !! @kateupton @detroitzoo

Justin Verlander and Kate Upton just came through my gate at the zoo!😄

— Marissa 🧜🏽‍♀️🌸 (@RisssMorin) May 19, 2016

[Kate Upton- IG]