The last time a Detroit Tigers pitcher (Willie Hernandez- 1984) won the AL Cy Young award, Justin Verlander was a one year old kid. 27 years later, Justin Verlander won the award, the fourth time in team history. by David Malamut Verlander had one of those magical years, going 24-5 with a 2.40 era in 34 starts. Pitching four complete games and two shutouts in … [Read more...] about Tigers Justin Verlander Wins AL Cy Young
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?
Run totals have been down throughout baseball this spring. One must not look any further than Dustin Pedroia in Boston. He has been hitting in the .240s for a while. When can you remember that happening with him this late in the season? … [Read more...] about WHIP: One of the Most Important Stats Not Discussed in Baseball