Monday, May 25, 2009

V is for victory

Justin Verlander continued his string of strong starts as the Tigers beat KC 13-1 today. It was a good win following disappointing back-to-back losses to Colorado at home.

From "(Verlander's) 0.85 ERA in his last six starts still can't match (Zack) Greinke's 0.82 ERA for the season, but his 5-0 record and 60 strikeouts over 42 1/3 innings in that span means plenty. Not only has he not allowed a home run since April 22 against the Angels, he has allowed just three extra-base hits of any sort in that span."

Best of all, this means Verlander is on target to pitch Saturday in Baltimore when several interested observers will be there.

Detroit has the fifth-best record in MLB and the second-largest divsion lead (the Dodgers have the best in the NL West).

1 comment:

Stanley said...

Jeremy Guthrie in line to pitch Saturday as well. His Memorial Day outing resulted in a 4-1 O's victory over the Blue Jays with a line of 7 IP, 7 H, 1 BB, 4 K and 1 ER.

Let's hope for a dandy!