Originally posted on Surviving Grady  |  Last updated 10/15/13
Ever since the ALCS began, all we’ve heard about is how the Red Sox are going to have to get past Justin Verlander. Because, as you’ve no doubt read and witnessed, he is “aces” this postseason and “unstoppable” and apparently reduces opponents to ash with just a wave of his hand. In other words, it would behoove us to simply mark his start today in game three down as an automatic loss, forfeit the game, and focus on how to solve Doug Fister in game four. I’m not trying to take anything away from Verlander. I know he’s good. Damn good. If the Avengers were recruiting, I’m sure he’d be one of the first to get a call. Certainly before Ant Man. But the fact is, the dude is human. And in 2013, he’s been especially human. Gold in the playoffs, for sure. But in the regular season, he’s been had, losing to the Yankees, Mariners (twice), Indians, Rangers, Orioles, White Sox (twice), Royals (thrice) and A’s. Does that mean the Red Sox, still high off their improbable game two comeback win, w
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