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Gritty performances not enough to lift Tigers over White Sox

DETROIT -- There were some gritty performances by the Tigers Tuesday night, but just not enough for a victory. Justin Verlander, in his third start of the season, struggled mightily in the early going but found a way to give the Tigers some innings and a chance to win the game. J.D. Martinez hit a game-tying two-run home run in the eighth, his 20th of the season and 11th in the month...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot mic catches Verlander’s foul mouth

Justin Verlander wasn’t happy when he lost Andrew McCutchen, which ended his Tuesday night.  Just listen, he’ll tell you.  Fox Sports Detroit’s microphone caught him loud and clear. The hot mic caught Verlander’s F-bomb LOUD and clear. A video posted by Always Sunny (@itsalwayssunnyindetroit) on Jun 30, 2015 at 6:20pm PDT JV finished the night with 6 innings ...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: What to expect in the absence of Verlander

Tigers at Orioles 10/2/14 ALDS Game 1 The Detroit Tigers were just starting to think they were on the comeback trail. They had finally gotten Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez back from injury. The Tigers have been rolling within that time period. The bats were heating up and there was a real confidence about the team that they could make a run again, because the full team was...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers expect Justin Verlander to start Tuesday

When the Detroit Tigers used Kyle Ryan out of the bullpen last week, it was speculated that Justin Verlander was nearing a return to the starting rotation. Verlander didn’t end up pitching on Saturday. Actually, a rainout prevented anyone from taking the mound against the Chicago White Sox. Regardless though, Verlander wasn’t ready to pitch Saturday. According to manager Brad...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander to miss scheduled start vs. Tribe

Though Justin Verlander won't make his scheduled start, the Detroit Tigers are having little trouble supporting whomever takes the mound at Progressive Field. They'll look to continue that trend Wednesday and complete a series sweep with their seventh straight road win over the Cleveland Indians. Shortly after Tuesday's 7-3 victory, Detroit (37-34) announced that some back stiffness...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Has Justin Verlander lost a step?

Last night, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander did something he has become quite accustomed to doing — make history. Unfortunately, this was the dubious side, something much more rare in the career of the former American League Cy Young, Most Valuable Player, and Rookie of the Year. In giving up Alex Rodriguez‘s 3,000th career hit, Verlander entered the record books just...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander sharp in season debut

Justin Verlander (Rich Schultz/Getty Images North America) Justin Verlander did not turn the clock back to 2011 in his season debut against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, but he also didn’t remind anybody of 2014 either. Verlander pitched five sharp, if unremarkable innings, in front of a sellout crowd at Comerica Park. He gave up two earned runs on three hits, while walking...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
20 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Anthony Gose makes incredible catch in Verlander’s return

Justin Verlander looked good in his first inning of work returning from a triceps injury. He managed to get the Tribe 1-2-3 but not without a nice defensive play from Ian Kinsler to open things up then Anthony Gose with this sick lay out in centerfield to end the inning and rob Michael Brantley of probably a triple. Aside though from the catch, check out how much space Gose had...
Via The Majors Detroit
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Verlander looking Major League ready in second rehab start

Vintage Verlander is one thing that came to mind during Justin Verlander‘s second rehab start with he Toledo Mudhens Saturday. The Tigers starting righthander whose been shelved for the entire regular season (so far) with a triceps injury, Verlander looked like he was ready to make that jump to the 25 man roster after a stellar performance against the Columbus Clippers. With much...
Via The Majors Detroit
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Verlander says he has put on 20 pounds of muscle

Justin Verlander had a down year in 2014, and that may have had a lot to do with a core injury that prevented him from working out intensely during the offseason. This winter, the Detroit Tigers pitcher has been making up for lost time. According to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News, Verlander has already...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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