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The American League has better hitting and pitching. The National League sucks! How many times have baseball fans said this (Or at least the first half of that statement)? For a while now it has been widely assumed that the AL is the better league, even with the NL taking the last 2 world championships.
But that assumption is wrong, and there has to be something that helps people begin to realize why the league that lets pitchers hit is the MLB’s better half.
So how in the world did I find this groundbreaking revelation? Let’s start with last week’s all-star game. The AL had their powerful lineup all set and ready to put on a show, one that would basically extend the previous night’s home run derby. Before they even had a chance to do so, the NL had gone completely through the batting order and scored 5 runs on Justin Verlander.
If you ask me, the AL should have called it quits when bowling ball-shaped Pablo Sandoval hit a bases-clearing triple. The NL would go on to use all ...
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RHP Justin Verlander reverted to his pre-All-Star game form with eight shutout innings Sunday at Baltimore to win his 10th game of the season. Verlander opened the All-Star Game with a 97-mph fastball, topped out at 101 and ended up allowing five runs to the National League. "I just had to tell myself that's not the type of pitcher that I am," Verlander said. "...
Justin Verlander returned to form after his uncharacteristic start in the All-Star game, allowing three hits in eight innings Sunday to carry the Detroit Tigers over the Baltimore Orioles 4-0.
Verlander (10-5) struck out eight and walked two in his first appearance since yielding five runs in one inning for the AL in an 8-0 loss Tuesday night. The reigning Cy Young Award winner...
Justin Verlander is becoming casually known as “the stopper” in 2012. Sunday afternoon, he pitched the Detroit Tigers to another series win after a tough loss, muscling through eight innings in a 4-0 win. Determined to put yesterday’s mess out … Continue reading →
Each week, good or bad, we’ll look back at the biggest theme of the week that was for the Detroit Tigers. To say this past week was an interesting one for Justin Verlander would be an understatement. First, rumors of … Continue reading →
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Justin Verlander returned to form after his uncharacteristic start in the All-Star game, allowing three hits in eight innings Sunday to carry the Detroit Tigers over the Baltimore Orioles 4-0.
Verlander (10-5) struck out eight and walked two in his first appearance since yielding five runs in one inning for the AL in an 8-0 loss Tuesday night. The reigning Cy Young...
Justin Verlander shrugged off a shaky All-Star Game performance by bouncing back to dominate the Baltimore Orioles in a 4-0 decision as the Detroit Tigers won their first series out of the break. After a Game 1 offensive explosion propelled the Tigers to a 7-2 win, and a rally-cut-short-15-inning loss in Game 2, Detroit leaned [...]
Everyone done panicking over Justin Verlander yet?
Between his terrible performance in the All-Star Game and the rumors flying around about Kate Upton, last week was one of the first times that Tigers fans actually seemed worried about their ace. Where was his head? Was Upton going to be the next Yoko Ono? Had his All-Star performance uncovered some previously hidden flaw.
Justin Verlander pitched 8 shutout innings as the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 at Camden Yards to win the weekend series. He tallied 8 SOs and only walked 2 batters, while giving the bullpen a much-needed rest.
Austin Jackson started the afternoon off right when he promptly hit a walk-off home run, and the Tigers never looked back. Jhonny Peralta and Alex Avila also...
Our friends at It’s Always Sunny In Detroit stopped by a suburban Detroit gym last night and nearly had a heart attack when Kate Upton just happened to be in the same gym. That’s right, Kate Upton is back in Detroit. Why? We assume because she’s dating Justin Verlander. You might remember that the two shared some personal time before the all-star break by catching an Aerosmith...
Detroit Tigers, 46-43, 3 1/2 games behind Chicago.
The Tigers try to continue their 2nd-half surge with a 4-game series against the redundantly named Los Angeles Angels. The series will feature neither Justin Verlander nor Jered Weaver, much less a rematch between the two, since they both pitched yesterday. Perhaps that will have to wait until the 1-game wild card playoff.
Last Week: 2-1
This Week: LAA (7/16-19); CWS (7/20-22)
So, What Happened?
Justin Verlander got torched in the All-Star Game, AL manager Ron Washington scolded him publicly, and JV was linked to supermodel Kate Upton.
Oh, you mean what really mattered?
The Tigers extended their win streak to six games, before losing a toughie in Baltimore on Saturday night, a 13-inning marathon....