|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 LHB|| 82.0||0||0|| 3.18||0||33||59|
|vs RHB|| 53.2||0||0|| 7.38||0||16||42|
|Last 10 Games|
|Justin Verlander surrenders three runs in win Monday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/22/14) Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander picked up a win Monday after giving up three earned runs on six hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings and striking out five in his team's 4-3 victory over the Diamondbacks.
Verlander (9-8) gave up a pair of runs in the fourth inning and then served up a solo home run in the sixth, but he was able to hang on for his first quality start in his last three games. He owns a 4.84 ERA and 101:49 K:BB ratio in 135 2/3 innings. Verlander is scheduled to take on the Angels Saturday.
|Justin Verlander looks good until the seventh |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/13/14) Embattled Tigers starter Justin Verlander had a two-hit shutout through six innings Sunday against the Royals. But he loaded the bases on three straight singles, then allowed an RBI infield hit and an RBI grounder.
Verlander left with the game tied 2-2, but the bullpen allowed three more runs, two of which were charged to Verlander. In 6 1/3 innings, Verlander struck out three, walked one and yielded six hits. He's 8-8 with a 4.88 ERA entering the All-Star break.
Verlander's next start is scheduled for July 21 at Arizona.
|Tigers set rotation following All-Star break |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/13/14) The Tigers set their rotation for after the All-Star break. Anibal Sanchez will face the Indians on Friday, and Max Scherzer will pitch one of Saturday's doubleheader games. Drew Smyly will face Cleveland on Sunday. Detroit has not announced who will pitch the other Saturday game.
Then Justin Verlander and Rick Porcello will throw July 21 and July 22 at Arizona.
|Justin Verlander manages to win despite poor performance |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/8/14) Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander managed to pick up a win Tuesday despite turning in a poor performance.
Verlander had it rough from the get-go. After striking out Dee Gordon to open the game, things fell apart. A Yasiel Puig walk was followed by three straight Dodger hits, which scored three runs. Following an Andre Ethier flyout, Juan Uribe homered, driving in two.
Despite being down 5-0, Verlander managed to get himself together over the next five innings. He retired the next 12 Dodgers in order before finally walking Hanley Ramirez to open the sixth inning. Detroit provided a ton of run support for Verlander, giving him the win.
With the win, Verlander moves to 8-7 on the year. His next start will come against the Royals.
|Justin Verlander rebounds from bad first to earn win |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(7/2/14) Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander appeared doomed for disaster after surrendering home runs to Coco Crisp and Brandon Moss in the first inning. But it was the Athletics who were doomed.
Verlander, who has bounced back from a miserable slump in his last three starts, pitched shutout ball in the last five innings despite giving up six more hits, including four in the third inning. He finished with two earned runs allowed on nine hits in six innings with no walks and four strikeouts.
He has not been dynamite lately, but he has yielded seven earned runs in his last 19 innings. His win Wednesday was his first since May 30. He will try to make it two in a row Tuesday against the Dodgers.
|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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|7/26/14||@ LAA||9:05 pm||Matt Shoemaker|
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|7/29/14||CHW||7:08 pm||Jose Quintana|
|7/30/14||CHW||7:08 pm||Hector Noesi|
|7/31/14||CHW||1:08 pm||John Danks|
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