|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||240.00||19.00||7.00||0.00||2.70||1.08||237.00||64.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland|| 5.0||0||1|| 5.40||0||5||7|
|vs LHB|| 33.1||0||0|| 2.16||0||14||37|
|vs RHB|| 20.2||0||0|| 4.79||0||6||23|
|05/22/2013||Stephen Strasburg, SP WAS|
Nick Markakis, RF BAL
|Carlos Gomez, CF MIL|
Justin Verlander, SP DET
|05/22/2013||Junichi Tazawa, RP BOS|
Wil Myers, RF TB
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
Aaron Hicks, CF MIN
|Fernando Rodney, RP TB|
Justin Verlander, SP DET
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
|05/22/2013||Robinson Cano, 2B NYY|
Justin Verlander, SP DET
|Wil Myers, RF TB|
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
|Last 10 Games|
|Justin Verlander 'trying to get back to the basics'|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/18/13) Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones said that starting pitcher Justin Verlander is "trying to get back to the basics" after allowing seven earned runs in his last start, the Detroit Free Press reports.
"He wants to get back to the basics and quit thinking so much about the delivery -- just repeat his delivery, hit his spot with each pitch and not think about the process," Jones told the Free Press after Verlander's bullpen session Saturday. "Between starts, he wants to get away from thinking about the process and focus on hitting the glove and getting all of his pitches working. He was very good today."
Verlander is 4-4 with a 3.17 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 54 innings.
|Don't worry about Justin Verlander|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/17/13) Yes, Tigers ace Justin Verlander is coming off a miserable start, and if you look at the PitchFX data, his average fastball velocity for this season is about two miles per hour lower than it was last season -- a significant drop by any standard.
But why is it only an issue now? Why wasn't it when he was dominating with a 1.55 ERA over his first seven starts? This is a game, right? It's supposed to be fun? So why are you inventing things to worry about?
Yes, inventing them, because according to that same PitchFX data, he averaged 95.5 miles per hour in that start, the hardest he's thrown this season. In fact, he hasn't thrown that hard over a full season since 2009. Velocity wasn't Verlander's problem Thursday. The Rangers were.
I'll offer you Matt Harvey for him right now.
|Rangers jump all over Justin Verlander|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/17/13) A funny thing happened early in Thursday's expected pitcher's duel between Cy Young candidates Justin Verlander of the Tigers and Yu Darvish of the Rangers; the offenses spoiled the party.
Verlander lasted just 2 2/3 innings in the game as he ran into a huge amount of trouble in the third inning. Verlander allowed two hits to open the inning, and then threw a wild pitch and then walked in the first run of the inning.
He allowed another bases-loaded walk, but had a chance to get out of the inning with just the two runs allowed. Unfortunately, he surrendered a two-run double to Mitch Moreland and then a three-run home run to Geovany Soto to end his game.
This is just the fourth time in Verlander's career that he has not gotten out of the third inning, and the first since June 22, 2010. He allowed eight runs on six hits and two walks, with his first home run allwoed since his second start of the year.
Verlander falls to 2-2 on the season, taking the loss in a 10-4 final. Verlander's ERA jumped from 1.93 to 3.17 with this start. He will try to bounce back Wednesday, against the Indians.
|Justin Verlander can't find command center|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/11/13) Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander (4-3) allowed four runs -- three earned -- and six hits over five uneasy innings during a 7-6 loss to Cleveland on Saturday night. He struck out seven batters and walked five -- the first time since Aug. 17, 2010 against the Yankees that he has issued five walks.
With temperatures hovering around the mid-50s, the 2011 Cy Young Award winner uncharacteristically labored and needed 110 pitches (69 strikes) to complete his outing, which matched his shortest of the season. His ERA stands at 1.93.
"My fastball control just wasn't good at all," Verlander said. "I was trying to get ahead with the fastball and then throw off-speed stuff, hoping I could grind out six innings, but I didn't even do that."
Verlander will attempt to secure his fifth win during his next scheduled start Thursday at Texas. He is 3-1 with a 1.08 ERA over four starts on the road this season.
|Justin Verlander takes no-no into seventh|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/5/13) Tigers starter Justin Verlander flirted with the third no-hitter of his career in Sunday's series finale against the Astros. The right-hander did not allow a hit over his first six innings of work and retired the leadoff batter in the seventh. He then surrendered a single to Carlos Pena, however, and Carlos Corporan followed with a base hit.
The 30-year-old ended up pitching seven scoreless innings, giving up just the two hits while striking out nine. He also walked two in the 9-0 win.
Verlander (4-2) lowered his ERA to 1.55 on the outing and has 50 strikeouts in 46 1/3 innings pitched.
His next start is scheduled for Saturday against the Indians. In three starts against Cleveland last season, Verlander went 1-2 with a 2.45 ERA.
Most traded players: Justin Verlander
The Fantasy Baseball Today team looks at Justin Verlander's trade value.
Cabrera homers as Tigers end Indians' 5-game win streak
Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Max Scherzer retired 22 straight batters after the first inning, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 5-1 win over Cleveland on Tuesday night to stop the Indians' winning streak at five and trim their lead in the AL Central.
Week 8 Pitching Forecaster
Not exactly a plethora of reliable two-start options for Fantasy Week 8. Our Al Melchior tries to find a few hidden gems based on favorable matchups in his latest Pitching Forecaster.
Weekend Buzz: Harvey, Moore, Miller and Corbin usher in new generation
Suddenly, Justin Verlander is getting cuffed around and Matt Harvey is dealing. David Price is hurt and Matt Moore is leading the Rays' staff. Shelby Miller, Patrick Corbin ... new aces are blazing quite a trail so far in 2013. ...
Masterson fans 11 as Indians cruise past Hernandez, M's
Justin Masterson struck out a season-high 11 in seven shutout innings and Michael Brantley homered and drove in four runs off Felix Hernandez as the Cleveland Indians toppled yet another former Cy Young Award winner on Sunday with a 6-0 win over the Seattle Mariners.
|Justin Verlander did not win his second consecutive American League Cy Young award last season, but it wasn't for lack of trying. He struck out batters at a slightly higher rate, gave up homers at a lower rate and tossed two more complete games than he did in 2011. Even though Verlander saw increases in his ERA (from 2.40 to 2.64) and WHIP (0.92 to 1.06), his skill set showed no signs of erosion. He is likely to be the first pitcher to come off the board in many leagues, and there are plenty of good reasons for it, starting with four straight years of 220-plus innings, 200-plus strikeouts and no more than 71 walks. Because there are a few other candidates in the first-pitcher-to-be-drafted discussion, such as Clayton Kershaw, David Price and Felix Hernandez, you don't need to use a first-round pick on Verlander, though if you did, it wouldn't be the worst use of a high-value pick. (Updated 12/4/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/23/13||MIN||7:08 pm||Scott Diamond|
|5/24/13||MIN||7:08 pm||Samuel Deduno|
|5/25/13||MIN||4:08 pm||Kevin Correia|
|5/26/13||MIN||1:08 pm||Mike Pelfrey|
|5/27/13||PIT||1:08 pm||Francisco Liriano|
|5/28/13||PIT||7:08 pm||Jeanmar Gomez|
|5/29/13||@ PIT||7:05 pm||A.J. Burnett|
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