Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 8/7/12
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 the Olympics. My confidence disappeared partly because I thought ahead to the postseason. I couldn't help thinking ahead. Justin Verlander made sure I couldn't help it.  The Yankees are likely to face pitching like Verlander's, or close to it, every game in October. This team, with their all-or-nothing offense and slightly more than anemic arms on the mound, are no match for great pitching, whether it is during a high stakes playoff game in October, or an early August contest in Detroit.  When I made my predictions at the start of the season, I picked the Yankees to make it to the ALCS. I'm not so sure about th...
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