Closer Jose Valverde and starter Justin Verlander obviously anchor the pitching staff in Detroit. The former has forty save opportunities in the same amount of chances. The latter has garnered his twenty-first victory already with almost a month left. Valverde’s numbers are a little misleading because his whip is near one and a third. This would usually dictate a few blown … [Read more...] about Setting Up Detroit Tigers Pitching for Postseason Success
As you are firing up your barbeque and checking out the fireworks, contemplate these numbers: six and zero with an earned run average of under one. That is what the Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander has accomplished during the month of June. The word “unbelievable” gets thrown around quite a bit in today’s world, but it works in this case. Verlander and C.C. Sabathia of the … [Read more...] about Tigers Justin Verlander: A Month For the Record Books
Justin Verlander put on a show yesterday with his 119 pitch, 14 strikeout, 8 shutout inning performance. I wish I could say any of his success this year was a surprise but, looking at trends in his numbers and his renewed attitude toward Spring Training set him up for this type of success. He is the top pitcher in baseball right now and showing no signs of slowing … [Read more...] about Just How Valuable is Justin Verlander to the Detroit Tigers?
The Detroit Tigers are a game behind the Cleveland Indians in the loss column, but tied for the AL Central lead. The momentum for the Tigers has been phenomenal lately. The Tigers and the Indians are the only two teams in the division that have won over half their games, but the Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox are also approaching their potential lately. The Kansas … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers Reach the Top of the American League Central
The Detroit Tigers start to the season has been very average. The Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals have been the toast of the division, but that is obviously nothing more than fool’s gold. The former would also lead the East and the West in the American League. Tell me that is going to last! The best case scenario is that the success of the Royals and Indians … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers Schedule Becomes More Favorable