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Batter up? More like bundle up.
The Detroit Tigers open the season on Monday in frosty Minnesota, where forecasts call for temperature in the low 30s at game time at outdoor Target Field. The wind chill is expected to be around 20 degrees. So the Tigers will need all the heat they can get from Justin Verlander's 100 mph fastballs.
''It's going to be cold but I've pitched in that kind of weather before,'' Verlander said. ''I don't think about it. It's always cold in Detroit on opening day.''
But this cold? If the forecast holds true, it has the potential to be the coldest opening day on record in Minnesota, dating to 1961. The coldest was 33 degrees in 1963. There was plenty of debate when the Twins were designing a new stadium about building one with a roof to shield them from the elements. The first three seasons in Target Field have been mostly beautiful, with few rainouts and generally warm weather once the season began.
BEST OF MAXIM
After an offseason that turned out to be more than Detroit Tigers fans bargained for, Opening Day is finally upon us. 162 games are staring us all straight in the face. These games will be filled with heroics, disappointment, injury, questionable umpiring, and all that comes with a great baseball season.
But here on Day 1, this is what you need to know:
Tweet With Major League Baseball’s opening day quickly approaching the Detroit Tigers are getting ready to close up shop at their spring training home, Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, FL. Friday’s matchup versus the Tampa Bay Rays was the last home game of Detroit’s Grapefruit League schedule and prior to the game the team was [...]
Justin Verlander's five shutout innings at frosty Target Field held up for Detroit, and the defending American League champion Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Monday.
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Justin Verlander went only five innings for the Detroit Tigers on Opening Day but pitched well enough to notch his first win of the season.
Verlander struck out seven over five scoreless innings against Minnesota on Monday. The 30-year-old former Cy Young winner had a rough spring but bounced back for a solid start to the 2013 season.
In the outing Verlander threw 91 pitches of which...
Justin Verlander is now the highest-paid pitcher in baseball.
For the last several seasons, Justin Verlander has been arguably the most dominating pitcher in baseball.
Now he’s going to be paid like it.
The 30-year old Tigers right hander agreed to a 7-year, $180-million contract just before the start of the season. The deal includes an option for an 8th year that could vault...
Welcome to a weekly column by Kyle Bauer on various happenings in national and local sports. Agree or disagree with the author? Please comment below or let him know your thoughts by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter, @kyle_bauer Yesterday, Justin Verlander made his first start since signing his record five-year $180 million contract extension. When [...]
Justin Verlander provided much of the heat on a cold opening day in Minneapolis.
Although he didn’t have his best stuff on the day Verlander gave five innings of shutout baseball as the American League Champion Tigers went on to a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Monday. Pitching in the low 30′s at a frosty Target Field, Verlander struck out seven while allowing just three hits and...
Check out my new pet TIGER! Hoping Riley gets along with him twitter.com/JustinVerlande…
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) March 29, 2013
Expensive, but adorable!
(I'm talking about the pet tiger, not JV.)
It was a good Friday, indeed.
Justin Verlander signed a contract extension through 2019 that could vest to include 2020. It will allow him to buy another Aston Martin or two or 20, a small island, his own golf course or a mansion for every member of his family.
Verlander has the richest contract ever given a pitcher and will collect either 180 million or 202 million by the time...
The Tigers award their ace an extension that will pay him more than any other pitcher (at least until Clayton Kershaw`s next contract). Was it wise?
This is my time of the year sports fans. Without furthur delay here are my predictions: American League AL East winner: Baltimore AL Central winner: Detroit AL West winner: Anaheim AL Wild Card winners: Oakland, Cleveland AL MVP: Mike Trout (LAA) AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander (DET) AL Rookie of...
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Will he K more than the newest, richest pitcher in the world -- Justin Verlander? The Tigers ace, who takes the hill 4:10 p.m. ET in Minnesota to face the Twins later today, agreed to a $180 million, seven year contract on Friday .
Strasburg and the Nats host the Marlins...