Originally written on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 8/7/12
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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 fans have all come to expect from a guy who at this point is without a doubt the best pitcher in the game. Sure the run support was well welcomed, by the way the Tigers went on to win the game 7-2, but Verlander continues to show an amazing ability to throw a ton of pitches (132 total), dial it up whenever and where ever he feels and yet still be as good in the 8th inning as he was in the 1st inning. And to further highlight just how good Verlander was tonight he was only the second pitcher since 2002 with as many as 96 strikes in a game. The other pitcher to do this was Brandon Morrow in a 17 strikeout game in...
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