|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||230.00||19.00||8.00||0.00||2.97||1.19||233.00||69.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Baltimore|| 14.0||1||1|| 4.50||0||5||7|
|vs LHB|| 122.2||0||0|| 3.38||0||45||101|
|vs RHB|| 83.1||0||0|| 6.26||0||20||58|
|12/26/2014||Kennys Vargas, DH MIN||Justin Verlander, SP DET|
Oswaldo Arcia, RF MIN
|12/24/2014||Wil Myers, RF SD|
Justin Verlander, SP DET
|Kevin Gausman, SP BAL|
Chris Archer, SP TB
Alex Gordon, LF KC
|12/24/2014||Lucas Duda, 1B NYM||Mark Teixeira, 1B NYY|
Jarrod Dyson, CF KC
Emilio Bonifacio, CF ATL
Justin Verlander, SP DET
|Last 10 Games|
Justin Verlander allows three runs in Game 2 no-decision
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/3/14) Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander didn't factor into the decision Friday, giving up three earned runs on six hits and one walk in five innings while striking out four in his team's 7-6 loss to the Orioles in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.
Verlander fell behind after surrendering a two-run home run in the third inning, but his offense delivered five runs in the top of the fourth inning to stake him to a 5-2 lead. He gave up just one more run on an RBI single in the fourth and left with the lead, but the rest of the damage came courtesy of the bullpen in the eighth inning. The Tigers head to Detroit down 2-0 needing a three-game winning streak to advance. Verlander isn't expected to get another start this round, though the team could alter its pitching schedule on the brink of elimination.
Justin Verlander continues heat-up with playoffs on horizon
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/24/14) Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander gave an encouraging effort Wednesday against the White Sox with a likely playoff appearance upcoming.
Verlander gave up one run on seven hits in eight innings to earn his 15th win. He walked none, fanned six and pitched shutout ball before an RBI triple by Dayan Viciedo in the sixth tied the game. He has allowed two earned runs in his last 15 2/3 innings pitched.
Justin Verlander turns in strong start Friday
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/19/14) Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander turned in a strong start Friday against the Royals.
Verlander allowed one run on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings. He struck out four and did not issue any walks during the appearance. Verlander was exceptional to start the game, going seven scoreless innings to start things off. After giving up a double to open the bottom of the eighth, Verlander was pulled from the game. The run wound up coming around to score after Verlander left. He was charged with the run.
With the win, Verlander improved to 14-12. He'll take on the Twins in his next start.
Justin Verlander dealing with blister
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(9/15/14) Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander has a blister on his right thumb that may have contributed to him leaving Sunday's start against the Indians after only 5 2/3 innings, according to the Detroit Free Press. He did throw 109 pitches, though.
"It got a little worse today, but judging how it's been in the past, usually it takes getting a little worse before it heals properly," Verlander said. "After my last start, it wasn't too bad, but there's like a crack in there and it continues to pull and get deeper and deeper."
Verlander wasn't sure if the blister would heal in time for his next start Saturday at Kansas City, but he doesn't intend to skip a turn.
"We'll see," he said. "I'm going to pitch, whether it's enough or not. I'll figure it out."
|2014 summary: After a mildly disappointing 2013 season and offseason core muscle surgery, Justin Verlander 's 2014 campaign got off to a reasonably good start. Though he wasn't throwing strikes at his typical rate, Verlander owned a 2.67 ERA through his first eight starts. Questionable control caught up with him during the midseason weeks, and over the latter half of the season, Verlander's fastball velocity dropped precipitously. The final result was a 15-12 record, 4.54 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with 159 strikeouts in 206 innings.|
Playing time status: Verlander will once again claim a spot in the Tigers' rotation, and he will make a run at his ninth consecutive season with at least 200 innings pitched.
2015 outlook: Whether or not Verlander's velocity comes back remains an open question, but at least he pitched with improved control over the season's final three months. Though Verlander hasn't been great for two seasons running now, recall that he returned to elite form over the last two months of the 2013 season. He can no longer be counted on as a Fantasy ace, but Verlander could wind up being an enormous bargain if he slides to the middle rounds. Given last season's subpar performance, that just might happen.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/3/15||BAL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/4/15||@ BAL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/5/15||ATL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/6/15||@ NYM||1:10 pm|| |
|3/7/15||@ ATL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||HOU||1:05 pm|| |
|3/9/15||TOR||1:05 pm|| |
= probable start