Found August 08, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Why, if Justin Verlander can do it, can't every pitcher throw as many as 130 pitches in a start? And why, if so many pitchers get hurt, doesn't Justin Verlander come up lame? "For me," Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Tuesday when the subject of pitch counts came up, "120 pitches for any pitcher is a piece of cake. But pitch counts are a big thing now. They became big when agents and big contracts came into play, if you want to know the truth. "But I think all managers and all general managers are a little nervous about it, because there's so much emphasis about it." In terms of why one pitcher breaks down and another doesn't, there is so much that isn't known about pitching mechanics, the part diet and exercise play, whether genetics are a factor, how one body differs from another in the way muscles are related and just how much a factor dumb luck is. The topic came up because Verlander threw 132 pitches Monday night in ...

Photos: Sexy Kate Upton channels Marilyn Monroe

Model Kate Upton — whose career skyrocketed ever since she was named the cover girl for 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition — has become America’s sex symbol. She’s the girl we all want to live next door to. The model and budding actress, who is reportedly dating Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, has been channeling another blond bombshell in recent photo shoots...

Yanks Loss To Detroit May Be A Playoff Premonition

You really couldn't expect Justin Verlander to lose three straight decisions to the New York Yankees. After all, he's Justin Verlander. Verlander broke his losing streak last night, striking out 14 in the process (getting Ichirio 3 times), en route to a 7-2 win over the Yankees. I watched as much of this game as I could before my confidence disappeared and I switched to...

Verlander mows down the Yankees with 14 strikeouts

Monday night, Tigers ace Justin Verlander did something that no other Tigers pitcher had done in over 50 years and that’s strike out 14 total Yankee hitters in a single game. The last pitcher to do this was Jim Bunning in 1958 when he too accomplished the same feet. Although he did match a career high with the 14 K’s, Monday’s performance by Verlander is something that Tigers...

Verlander dominates Yanks, Ks 14

Justin Verlander matched a career high with 14 strikeouts and got home-run support from Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera, leading the Detroit Tigers over the New York Yankees 7-2 Monday night. Verlander (12-7) threw 132 pitches, his most in a regular-season game, and sent the Tigers to their fifth straight win. Before this opener of a three-game series, manager Jim Leyland said...

Justin Verlander Blows Away New York Yankees With 14 Strikeout Virtuoso Performance

While it wasn’t a perfect game or a no hitter, “Must See” Justin Verlander was back to his old television tricks tonight at Comerica Park. Through eight strong innings and 14 strikeouts, the ace pitched the Detroit Tigers to an … Continue reading →

Game 2012.110: Yankees at Tigers

Detroit Tigers, 59-50, 2nd place, 1.5 back. Too many strikeouts;  way too many strikeouts.  Somehow though, Justin Verlander was able to overcome his 14-strikeout performance (a career high), and put away the Yankees, the 9th consecutive Comerica Park win for the Tigers. All of the strikeouts meant no complete game (he tied a career high with 132 pitches–an amazing 96 of which...

Yankees Game 108: Verlander Dominates

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-10331\"> New York Yankees 2 — Detroit Tigers 7   Justin Verlander dominated while Nova’s struggles...

GIFcap: Derek Jeter & Justin Verlander Flirt With Each Other During Yesterday’s Game

Tigers 7, Yankees 2

DETROIT -- Justin Verlander equaled his career high in strikeouts, and everyone in the Detroit Tigers lineup contributed to their fifth consecutive victory. Verlander struck out 14 New York Yankees in eight innings while Prince Fielder and Miguel Cabrera hit solo homers as the Tigers won their ninth straight home game 7-2 on Monday. Detroit got at least one hit from all of its...

Tigers' outfield/DH math: How does six go into four?

Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has a good problem: too many good choices to play the outfield and be the designated hitter. The acquisition of Jeff Baker from the Cubs and return of Andy Dirks from the disabled list gives Detroit six players from whom to choose daily for those four spots. "I told them, 'I can play four of the six every day, but I can't play all...

Jim Leyland: Miguel Cabrera deserves MVP over ‘Wonderboy’ Mike Trout

Miguel Cabrera is having an outstanding season for the Tigers. It’s the type of season we have come to expect from the 29-year-old over his 13-year career. Cabrera has 29 homers to go along with 95 RBI. His batting average is an impressive .322 and his on-base percentage is a solid .384. There is still a lot of baseball left to be played, but Cabrera is a definite American League...

Coke encouraged despite rocky outing

DETROIT -- Tigers manager Jim Leyland is a little concerned and the fans are downright antsy, but reliever Phil Coke believes everything is going to be just fine. Coke worked with pitching coach Jeff Jones earlier in the week on some mechanical fixes in his delivery. Leyland called on Coke in the eighth inning Wednesday night after the Tigers had clawed back from a 7-0 deficit...
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