There are as many theories about what's wrong with Justin Verlander as there are Tigers fans.
Has he been spoiled by his huge contract? Is he somehow distracted by whatever (if anything) happened with Kate Upton? Is he pitching through an injury? Did Taco Bell change their recipe? Has he been done in by Detroit's defense? Or, maybe, has he just been incredibly unlucky this year.
There's one person who would hopefully know, but he's just as confused as everyone.
"You can't really put into words what I'm looking for," Verlander said after struggling through five innings on Sunday. "That's a click, a rhythm, a feel. When I get that, I know I can repeat my pitches and do my job. That's what I'm trying to find, and I'm not there yet."
Verlander has been looking for quite a while. After an outstanding April -- the first of his career -- he's posted a 6.04 ERA in his last nine starts. In five of those games, he hasn't gotten through six innings, something he used to do like clockwork.