Justin Verlander Articles

Justin Verlander
Over the winter, the Tigers underwent the type of overhaul befitting a disappointing loser, not a 93-win division champ that came within two wins of a second straight World Series berth. They switched managers, traded their cleanup hitter,...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Justin Verlander
ALCS Game 3 Preview: Boston Visits Detroit
American League Championship Series – Game 3Boston at Detroit3:07 ET FoxJohn Lackey (10-13, 3.52) vs. Justin Verlander (13-12, 3.46)Just when the Tigers thought they had a firm grip on this series as they were about to take a commanding 2-0...
Charlie Miller
10 months ago
Justin Verlander
Pedro AlvarezMaybe the third baseman was rushed through the Pirates’ system, or maybe he’s been a little slow to develop, but the Pirates have been rewarded for their patience with the young slugger. The second overall pick in 2008 is...
Charlie Miller
11 months ago
Justin Verlander
Carolina Wozniacki
Two-time major championship winning golfer Rory McIlroy has gotten grief about his tennis starlet girlfriend from just about everyone, including Gary Player and Johnny Miller. Whether or not the 24-year-old golf phenom from...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Justin Verlander
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Texas Rangers) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.   1. Rangers Yu Darvish has strikeout...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Justin Verlander
In a season that will be remembered for perfect games, no-hitters and near misses, there were lots of options for this list. Here goes my top 10. Send me yours. More Year in Review for 2012: College Football NFL College Basketball Golf...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Justin Verlander
Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander and America’s “it” girl Kate Upton are keeping it coy regarding their official relationship status. But dating the voluptuous bikini model is clearly not helping JV’s pitching. The AL’s reigning MVP and Cy...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Justin Verlander
The San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers—both of these franchises have been in business for more than 100 years, but the two tradition-laden clubs have never met in the World Series. Detroit has won 11 American League pennants, winning the...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Justin Verlander
On Sept. 17, the Tigers lost a make-up game to the White Sox that dropped Detroit three games behind Chicago in the American League Central and not even in the wild card discussion. The Tigers finished 11-5 and flipped the standings ending the...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Justin Verlander
3 Active pitchers who have held opponents to a sub-.200 batting average over a full season: Justin Verlander 2011 (.192); Johan Santana 2004 (.192); Kerry Wood 1998 (.196) [min. 162 innings]. 9 Times players have hit 40-plus home runs in a...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Justin Verlander
AL Central 1. Detroit 2. Cleveland 3. Kansas City 4. Minnesota 5. Chicago There is very little debate about who is the best team in the AL Central. The Detroit Tigers have a healthier bullpen, a deeper rotation and a more potent lineup...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Justin Verlander
From the pages of Athlon Sports Monthly, here are five major storylines for the 2012 baseball season , as well as our predictions. Pujols and the Angels After their agonizing choke on the brink of the 1986 World Series, it took 16 years for...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Justin Verlander
Detroit Tigers After winning the AL Central by a whopping 15 games in 2011 for their first division title in 24 years, the Tigers appeared undermanned and overmatched against the Rangers in the ALCS. With a few days of the news that DH Victor...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Justin Verlander
— by Mark Ross Pitchers are scheduled to report to spring training in less than a month, and if Major League Baseball’s offseason is any indication, a lot of teams’ postseason hopes will be riding on those arms that will get tuned up in Florida...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Justin Verlander
With the World Series in the rear-view mirror and the hot stove just beginning to heat up, it's time to hand out some awards to this year's best performers on the diamond. The Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) has already named its...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Justin Verlander
With the World Series in the rear-view mirror and the hot stove just beginning to heat up, it's time to hand out some awards to this year's best performers on the diamond. The Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) started handing out...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Justin Verlander
Courtesy of Doug Fister, the Detroit Tigers survived their must-win game last night in Detroit. Now down, two games to one, the Tigers must find a way to win three more games with a makeshift lineup and getting just two more starts combined from...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Justin Verlander
The AL East, with three 90-win teams, looked like the power division in baseball for most of the season. The Boston Red Sox had a ton of expectations after the free agent signings of Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford. Gonzalez performed as...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Justin Verlander
After the unusual situation created by the Game 1 washout, the Tigers and Yankees left New York tied at one game apiece and without a day off between Games 2 and 3. Aces Justin Verlander of Detroit and CC Sabathia of New York will start Game 3...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Justin Verlander
Detroit Tigers v. New York Yankees The torch is being passed once again in New York. Aging stars Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada are passing along the great pinstripe tradition to Robinson Cano, Curtis Granderson and Brett Gardner,...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Justin Verlander
by Mark Ross Tuesday night, Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers shut out the Chicago White Sox 5-0. Not only did the win, coupled with the Cleveland Indians' loss at Texas, push the Tigers' lead in the American League Central to 12.5 games...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Justin Verlander
-by Braden Gall (@AthlonBraden on twitter) No one should envy the American League Cy Young voters this year. Last night, Jered Weaver, CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander all took the mound and all led their teams to victory. Weaver went...
Braden Gall
3 years ago
Justin Verlander
Detroit Tiger ace Justin Verlander got his arms and legs mixed up over the weekend and turned a pick-off throw into a kinda, sorta pitch to home plate throw. According to Verlander: “I went to go pick one and I didn’t get my body turned....
Athlon Sports
3 years ago