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The Red Sox still have one of the best offenses in all of baseball. Even as their season came crashing down last year, they continued to hit. Where they ultimately fell short, however, was on the mound. As the Boston pitching fell apart, so did the team. That's not to say the Sox don't have a talented rotation, though. Far from it actually. Look no further than Opening Day for a prime example of that. Jon Lester wasn't able to come away with a win over Justin Verlander and the Tigers, but the left-hander left little doubt that he is...
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DETROIT He has two no-hitters, a MVP award and a Cy Young. Theres not much Justin Verlander hasnt done in his six-plus years in the big leagues.
But hed never won on Opening Day, and he still hasnt despite a dominant performance Thursday against the Boston Red Sox.
Verlander picked up right where he left off during his magical 2011 season, allowing only two hits while pitching...
We all know professional athletes have weird rituals and superstitions. For whatever reason, that is especially true for baseball players. When a starting pitcher tells us he loads up on In-N-Out Burger or eats fast food the night before a start, we typically take their word for it. But just in case you didn’t believe Justin Verlander when he said he eats Taco Bell the night before...
The Detroit Tigers started off their much anticipated 2012 season on Thursday afternoon, facing off against a Boston Red Sox team trying to put any remains of the 2011 season behind them.
The game would feature a battle of two aces: Justin Verlander against the southpaw Jon Lester. Verlander, looked to come of the gate strong in 2012 to defend both his AL MVP and AL Cy Young. Verlander...
First mentioned during an interview on Conan in January, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander provided photographic evidence on Wednesday night that his earlier disclosure that the traditional night-before-game meal is Taco Bell, proving not only was it a tried-and-true practice for the Cy Young Award winner last season but that it continues to this day. [...]
It's finally here. The 2012 Boston Red Sox season will get underway on Thursday in Detroit, and the many questions surrounding this ballclub will finally begin to be answered. Jon Lester will toe the rubber for the Sox against reigning MVP Justin Verlander, and the Red Sox will certainly not have an easy go of things in their first outing. However, there are 161 others to be...
As previously defined, the Factor12 Rating (F12) is an analytic measurement utilizing league average performance to compare the value of all MLB pitchers.
In laymen’s terms, F12 is a pitcher rating that takes all aspects of pitching into account. It produces a number on a scale of 0.000-infinity (theoretically), where the average pitcher’s value is 24.000.
For example, Justin...
Jon Lester matched Justin Verlander for most of the day, and the Boston Red Sox even scored a couple runs off Jose Valverde.
It wasn't enough.
Austin Jackson hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers overcame Valverde's blown save to beat the Red Sox 3-2 in Thursday's opener. Jon Lester pitched seven solid innings, but Boston...
Here is today's Opening Day lineup vs. Justin Verlander and the Tigers:
Ellsbury CFPedroia 2BGonzalez 1BOrtiz DHYoukilis 3BSweeney RFRoss LFSaltalamacchia CAviles SS
Game time is at 1:05pm EST. The game will be carried on NESN and ESPN2
Jon Lester will get the ball to open the 2012 Red Sox season
Thursday, April 5th, 2012 1:05 EST: Red Sox (Lester) @ Tigers (Verlander)
Saturday, April 7th, 2012 4:05 EST: Red Sox (Becket) @ Tigers (Fister)
Sunday, April 8th, 2012 1:05 EST: Red Sox (Buchholz) @ Tigers (Scherzer)
The Red Sox open up their campaign to erase the memories of the 2012 season in Detroit against...
The other day I tweeted the Marlins vs. Cardinals game on Wednesday was the soup and salad to the M's vs. A's series appetizer to Thursday's main course. I was asked if Friday would be seconds or desert. I haven't decided yet. I do know that yesterday was a pitching buffet. The scores from yesterdays games more closely resembled matches from the English Premiership...
Justin Verlander throws pretty fast.But so does Josh Beckett.Doug Fister (pictured), who starts for Detroit tomorrow, also brings the heat.It's going to be 61 degrees in Detroit tomorrow. Not bad for April, but when the pitches are in the 90s and the air is in the 60s, you have to feel for the hitters.
Ace Matchup of the Day:
Jon Lester vs. Justin Verlander
Two of the best pitchers in the game go head-to-head against two of the best offenses in the game.
Intriguing Matchup of the Day:
Tommy Hanson vs. Johan Santana
Two pitchers who are coming back from injury. Santana had major shoulder surgery and hasn’t pitched a big league game since September 2, 2010. Hanson also had shoulder...
Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we mentioned that Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has his own cereal created by the PLB Sports organization.
Well, they recently signed a deal with Cincinnati Reds slugger Joey Votto for his own cereal and here is the packaging for it:
After signing that 225 million dollar deal, Joey can afford to buy enough Votto's to fill...