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The Majors Detroit:
Friday morning the Detroit Tigers released their pitching rotation for their ALDS matchup with the Oakland A’s beginning Saturday at 6PM from Comerica Park.
Here’s how that rotation will shape up:
Game 1: Justin Verlander
Game 2: Doug Fister
Game 3: Anibal Sanchez
Game 4: Max Scherzer
Game 5: Justin Verlander
Meanwhile the Oakland Athletics have yet to name a game one starter but here is our projected rotation for the A’s:
1. Jarrod Parker
2. Tommy Milone
3. Brett Anderson
4. A.J. Griffin
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DETROIT -- Don't think that a player as competitive as Justin Verlander doesn't know what his postseason record is or what the expectations are of him.
In eight postseason starts, Verlander was 3-3 with a 5.57 ERA. Not very Cy Young or MVP-like, even when you consider those first four starts came when he was a rookie in 2006 and was -- in his words -- "gassed"...
Miguel Cabrera salutes to the fans from Kansas City as he walks off the field for the last time in the 2012 regular season with the triple crown already grasped.Detroit Tigers diehard fans have been through many ups and downs since the new millennium. They’ve been through 100 loss seasons; they witnessed the magical 2006 year where they reached the world series, (only to lose...
For the first time since the steroid era ended, the MLB playoffs will have the Yankees, a first-time Nats, Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, the World Series runner-up Rangers, Bryce Harper (22 HR, 59 RBI) and a new wildcard playoff game. Can’t get excited about that? What’s wrong with you? It’ll also be the first playoffs for MLB girlfriends Kate Upton and Angela Rypien.
DETROIT -- Justin Verlander shut down Oakland after a leadoff homer, and Alex Avila went deep in the fifth inning to lift the Detroit Tigers over the Athletics 3-1 in the opener of their AL playoff Saturday night. Verlander allowed three hits in seven innings and matched his career postseason high with 11 strikeouts. As usual, he seemed stronger in the later innings, striking out...
DETROIT -- Must win? Sure, when Justin Verlander pitches for the Detroit Tigers. "You have to win when Justin in on the mound," catcher Alex Avila said Saturday night after Detroit did indeed win the first game of its best-of-five divisional American League Division Series from the Oakland A's, 3-1. "But they're all 'must win.' It's going...
Trying to generate some positive momentum, the Detroit Tigers sent their ace out to try and snag game one of the American League Division Series. Though it didn’t exactly go as planned early, Justin Verlander stayed tough through seven strong … Continue reading →
On a cold 49 degree October night, the Detroit Tigers opened up their postseason against the Oakland A’s in front of a packed house in downtown Detroit.
Justin Verlander got the ball in the first game of the short five game series. Verlander hasn’t had much success over his last three playoff starts. On Saturday night, the Tigers’ ace looked to put his team ahead in the series...
The Detroit Tigers, led by ace Justin Verlander, beat the Oakland A's 3-1 in game one of the American League Division Series on Saturday night to take a 1-0 series lead.
Verlander's evening had a shocking start, as he allowed a lead-off homer to Coco Crisp to send Oakland to a 1-0 lead. But that would really be all for the A's, who never had more than one runner on...
DETROIT (AP) -- A rookie vs. the reigning MVP.
That's a fitting way for the Oakland Athletics to start the postseason.
The A's will send Jarrod Parker (13-8) to the mound against Detroit ace Justin Verlander (17-8) in Game 1 of the division series Saturday night. The AL Central-champion Tigers are making their second straight playoff appearance, but Oakland emerged as one...
Of course you’ve been waiting for the day Kate Upton would be nearly naked in a barn for Cosmo. Here she is the November issue talking about growing up around horses, blah, blah, blah. Don’t read a word she utters. It doesn’t matter what a 20-year-old sprawled on hay has to say. Anyway, let’s get down to the sports side of this story.Upton’s boyfriend Justin Verlander finished...
And no reset button
Oakland vs. DETROITHere's the biggest single problem with picking the A's to survive: Justin Verlander. The best starting pitcher in baseball gets the ball in Game One, and while Jarrod Parker is all kinds of tough and talented and ready... he's just, well, not Justin Verlander. So the Tigers are going to win Game One.The second biggest problem for...
One team has the reigning MVP and another player who just won the Triple Crown.
The Oakland Athletics will try to counter all that by sending - who else? - a rookie to the mound.
''We've been the `David' all year,'' A's right-hander Jarrod Parker said. ''I think obviously it's a role and an image that we've kind of taken on and been able...
This is what we know early Wednesday afternoon:
The Detroit Tigers have won the American League Central and will open the playoffs at home on Saturday, with Justin Verlander on the mound.
Miguel Cabrera is on the verge of winning baseball's first Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski accomplished the feat in 1967.
The only person really standing in Cabrera's way is Texas...
The Factor12 Rating (F12) is an analytic measurement utilizing league average performance to compare the value of all MLB pitchers.
(1) Justin Verlander is the final 2012 Factor12 Rating leader. The 2011 AL Cy Young winner finishes the season with an MLB-best 31.422 F12 Rating, 238.33 IP, 239 SO, and 6 CG.
(2) Clayton Kershaw is the runner-up, and top pitcher in the National League...