|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 Minnesota|| 12.2||1||1|| 4.26||0||5||11|
|vs LHB|| 122.2||0||0|| 3.38||0||45||101|
|vs RHB|| 83.1||0||0|| 6.26||0||20||58|
|Last 10 Games|
|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."
|Justin Verlander labors into the sixth |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(9/14/14) Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander lasted 5 2/3 innings Sunday against the Indians, receiving a no-decision in Detroit's 6-4 win. Verlander threw 109 pitches and allowed three runs on six hits, striking out six and walking three.
He'll face the Royals on the road Saturday.
|For someone who entered last season with the reputation of being possibly the most valuable pitcher in Fantasy, Justin Verlander turned in a largely disappointing campaign. He finished outside the top 20 in Fantasy value in standard Rotisserie and Head-to-Head leagues, as he posted his highest ERA (3.46) in five years and compiled a whopping 1.31 WHIP, both of which contributed to a 13-12 record. It's a bit of a puzzle as to why Verlander declined as much as he did. While a slight dip in velocity might trigger a red flag, Verlander did not suffer a notable decrease in his strikeout or swinging strike rates. His BB/9 ratio rose from 2.3 to 3.1, yet he threw strikes at a nearly identical rate to that of the previous year. Maybe 2013 was just "one of those years," but if that doesn't compel you to buy into Verlander as one of the top 10 starters in Fantasy, recall that he finished the regular season in prime form and was dominant in the postseason. The only thing that should deter owners from drafting Verlander in the early rounds is if he suffers a setback in his recovery from the core muscle repair surgery he underwent in early January.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
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