Watch Verlander's return FREE today on MLB.TV

Justin Verlander is about to take the mound for his first regular-season start in almost two years

The Astros' matchup against the Angels today is MLB.TV's Free Game of the Day

First pitch from Angel Stadium is scheduled for 9:07 p.m. ET (8:07 p.m. CT).

Watch the future Hall of Famer's return to the Astros team he led to the 2017 World Series title

Verlander last pitched in a Major League game on July 24, 2020

In his last full season in 2019, Verlander won his second career Cy Young Award

On Saturday, Verlander will be matched up against another star pitcher

Syndergaard was one of baseball's top power pitchers for the Mets from 2015-19

but he missed almost all 2020 and '21 due to his surgery,