Tag Archives: justin verlander

  • Stat Line of the Night — 10/10/2013 — Justin Verlander

    Stat Line of the Night — 10/10/2013 — Justin Verlander

    On September 18, Justin Verlander was dealt his 12th loss of the 2013 season and his ERA was sitting at a rather unimpressive 3.66.  At the time, many were questioning whether Verlander could still be an elite pitcher that is capable of taking his team to another World Series.  During Game 5 of the ALDS […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 7/14/2013 — Justin Verlander

    Stat Line of the Night — 7/14/2013 — Justin Verlander

    On Saturday, Tim Lincecum tossed the second no-hitter of the 2013 MLB season, and less that 24 hours later, we were nearly treated to the third no-no in the Majors this year. The culprit in this case was Justin Verlander, as the Detroit Tigers’ ace entered the seventh inning of yesterday afternoon’s game against the […]

  • The Anatomy of Justin Verlander’s Four-Pitch Arsenal (GIF)

    The Anatomy of Justin Verlander’s Four-Pitch Arsenal (GIF)

    Last week we showed you a mesmerizing aniamted GIF that shows the trajectory of each pitch that Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish throws. To create it, some guy out there on the internet named Drew Shepard superimposed five separate clips of Darvish pitching over each other and then lined up the release point. The results were so awesome that […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 10/16/12 — Justin Verlander

    Stat Line Of The Night — 10/16/12 — Justin Verlander

    The last time a Tigers pitcher not named Jose Valverde allowed an earned run against was during the fifth inning of the team’s 2-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics in Game 3 of the ALDS.  That was 42 innings ago, and with Justin Verlander on the mound for Game 3 of the ALCS last night, […]

  • Kate Upton Teaches Us Finger Mechanics For MLB 2K12 (Video)

    Kate Upton Teaches Us Finger Mechanics For MLB 2K12 (Video)

    There is nothing that says Kate Upton is a qualified expert when it comes to teaching the finger mechanics required to pitch a perfect game in MLB 2K12, but that wouldn’t stop most men from allowing the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Girl from teaching them a thing or two about playing around with a […]

  • 9 Biggest MVP Snubs In Baseball History

    9 Biggest MVP Snubs In Baseball History

    On Monday and Tuesday, the Baseball Writers Association of America handed out the most prestigious player awards in baseball: the MVP Awards. This year, the American League winner was Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, while the National League version went to Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun. Now, sometimes the choices for MVP are so […]

  • Justin Verlander Gets Beaned By A Foul Ball (Video)

    Justin Verlander Gets Beaned By A Foul Ball (Video)

    The Detroit Tigers called upon Justin Verlander to get them the important home win in Game 3 of the ALDS last night, and he delivered.  However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for Verlander.  In addition to allowing two runs against in both the first and the seventh inning, the Tigers’ ace was also drilled in […]

  • 9 Reasons Why This Could Be The Best MLB Post-Season Ever

    9 Reasons Why This Could Be The Best MLB Post-Season Ever

    The 2011 MLB playoffs kick off tonight, with the Texas Rangers hosting the Tampa Bay Rays followed by the New York Yankees hosting the Detroit Tigers. This year, however, the biggest question going into October isn’t so much, “who will win the World Series,” but instead, “is there any way the playoffs can be half […]

  • The Stat Line Of The Night – 8/16/11 – Justin Verlander

    The Stat Line Of The Night – 8/16/11 – Justin Verlander

    Yesterday, it was Jim Thome gracing ‘The Stat Line Of The Night.’ Today, it’s one of his favorite pitchers, Justin Verlander (Thome has seven home runs off of Verlander in his career, the third most he’s hit off of any pitcher). Verlander bolstered his Cy Young resume last night against Thome’s squad by throwing 7.2 […]

  • Is Bunting To Break Up A No-Hitter Bush League?  (Video)

    Is Bunting To Break Up A No-Hitter Bush League? (Video)

    During yesterday afternoon’s game between the Los Angeles Angels and the Detroit Tigers, Justin Verlander took to the mound in the eighth inning in search of his second no-hitter of the season with his Tigers leading 3-0.  Shortstop Eric Aybar was the first batter for the Angels that inning and he was also looking to […]

  • The Stat Line Of The Night — 7/31/11 — Justin Verlander

    The Stat Line Of The Night — 7/31/11 — Justin Verlander

    Two of the American League’s hottest pitchers squared off yesterday afternoon at Comerica Park, as Jered Weaver and the Los Angeles Angels visited Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers.  Both pitchers would remain hot, albeit, in very different ways.  Weaver was hot under the collar following the post-home run antics of Magglio Ordonez and Carlos […]

  • The Stat Line Of The Night — 7/21/11 — Justin Verlander

    The Stat Line Of The Night — 7/21/11 — Justin Verlander

    Justin Verlander has been one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball this season.  He is currently ranked in the top three in the entire League in wins, ERA, strikeouts and innings pitched.  However, he entered last night’s game against the Minnesota Twins coming off his worst start of the season, as he allowed five […]